Federal Policy, Urban Policing, and the Roots of Mass Incarceration

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Federal Policy, Urban Policing, and the Roots of Mass Incarceration

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Description

Shedding light on the devastating outcomes and the deep racial disparities within American law enforcement and penal institutions, Elizabeth Hinton (Harvard University) traces the development of the War on Crime from its origins in the War on Poverty through the rise of mass incarceration and the War on Drugs in the 1980s. Hinton’s historical account situates the punitive policies of Ronald Reagan not as a sharp policy departure but rather as the full realization of the shift towards surveillance and confinement implemented by previous administrations.

Publication Date

11-19-2015

Keywords

mass incarceration, law enforcement, penal institutions, war on crime, war on poverty, war on drugs, Reagan, surveillance, race, United States

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Criminology and Criminal Justice | President/Executive Department | Race and Ethnicity

Federal Policy, Urban Policing, and the Roots of Mass Incarceration
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