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The New Criminal Justice Thinking
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The New Criminal Justice Thinking

Sharon Dolovich and Alexandra Natapoff

Abstract

This book offers a wide range of theoretical tools for conceptualizing the criminal justice system in general and this historical moment in particular, in which mass incarceration, the War on Drugs, police practices, the treatment of juveniles and the mentally ill, glaring racial disparity, and the death penalty (among other aspects) are all facing challenge. Each of the 14 original essays in this volume dismantles and reframes core debates over U.S. criminal justice: What sort of institution is our penal system? What work is done by rules, practice, discretion, and social hierarchy? How speci ... More

Keywords: justice, legal theory, criminology, institutions, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479831548
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479831548.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Dolovich, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

Alexandra Natapoff, editor
Loyola Law School

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