Carceral Con

Praise for Carceral Con “This is an important intervention in bringing prison and police abolition together in a way that provides both theoretical underpinnings and practical advice for organizers.” —Alex S. Vitale, author of The End ...

Carceral Con

"From the beginning, evasions, hedging, deceptive rhetoric, trap doors, backroom reversals, hidden agendas, and slippery 'success' indicators have been built into the misleading and false promises of sweeping criminal justice reform. In the wake of the 2020 protests of racist structural violence, many people seek to better understand why contemporary reforms haven't produced more justice, especially justice for Black people. This book tells the story of the smoke-and-mirrors nature of those reform agendas and their ongoing failures to dismantle the entwined harms of structural racism and poverty so foundational to the criminal legal system. Carceral Con argues that it is not possible to fully grasp the implications of various reforms without inquiring more deeply into multiple forms of structural inequality and violence that are foundational to the United States and its systems of policing and carceral control. That is to say, racial, gendered, economic, and ableist hierarchies and discrimination are structured into the everyday workings of political, legal, and economic systems. Utilizing an abolitionist lens, this book asks readers to think differently about public safety, community well-being, and the purpose of justice. Chapters are organized to provide readers with basic information foundational to the subject, and then to follow the reform trail through the carceral funnel as most people are swept into the criminal justice system. Carceral Con encourages readers to make necessary paradigm shifts beyond the structures of racial capitalism and neoliberalism and to reject, or at least question, the notion that jails, prisons, and the policing that fill them are indispensable to the good society. Carceral Con also invites readers to reject reformism as an adequate response to the inequalities and brutality of the criminal legal system. Sometimes, as readers will see, it is better to withhold support, better to regroup and redefine the fight, than to embrace proposals that will make things worse"--

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Carceral Con
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Kay Whitlock, Nancy A. Heitzeg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-21 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"From the beginning, evasions, hedging, deceptive rhetoric, trap doors, backroom reversals, hidden agendas, and slippery 'success' indicators have been built into the misleading and false promises of sweeping criminal justice reform. In the wake of the 2020 protests of racist structural violence, many people seek to better understand why contemporary
Carceral Mobilities
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jennifer Turner, Kimberley Peters
Categories: Science
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Pages: 632
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Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Judah Schept
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-12 - Publisher: NYU Press

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Carceral Logics
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lori Gruen, Justin Marceau
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Carceral logics permeate our thinking about humans and nonhumans. We imagine that greater punishment will reduce crime and make society safer. We hope that more convictions and policing for animal crimes will keep animals safe and elevate their social status. The dominant approach to human-animal relations is governed by an