- Subject index
The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.
Chapter 8: Punishment and Inequality
Punishment and Inequality
The study of punishment and inequality is hardly new. Since the dawn of social scientific research on punishment, scholars have rehearsed the point that to enter a nation's prisons is to dwell among its poorest, least ...