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Dealing with Concentrated Incarceration: The Case for Community Justice

Todd R. Clear

in Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195305791
eISBN:
9780199943944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter proposes a way of dealing with concentrated incarceration, focusing on community justice. Given the difficulty of achieving meaningful sentencing reform in the current policy ... More


The Struggle for Sentencing Reform: Will the English Sentencing Guidelines Model Spread?

Cyrus Tata

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Are closely comparable countries following England and Wales by moving towards the development of systematic sentencing guidelines by a Sentencing Council? And if they are not, how are these ... More


The Jurisprudence of Imprisonment in California

E.Zimring Franklin, Gordon Hawkins, and Sam Kamin

in Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195171174
eISBN:
9780199849765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171174.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how the 1994 legislation interacts with prior law to create a complicated and often inconsistent set of principles that guide the punishment of felons in California. It looks at ... More


Custodialism Reborn

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the end of the 1960s, anti-institutionalism had extended beyond mental health and bled into prison reform. This chapter tracks the rise and fall of efforts to find alternatives to prisons. In the ... More


Cruel Choices

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the 1980s hastened the shrinking of state mental health services and the rise of more punitive practices. President Ronald Reagan supported the continued downsizing of ... More


Establishing New Foundations and Structures for Governance

Ralph Henham

in Sentencing Policy and Social Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198718895
eISBN:
9780191789816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718895.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the case for recasting the moral values that inform sentencing and the policy implications of such a fundamental change of approach. It suggests that prospects for promoting ... More


The Long Shadow of Prison: My Messy Journey through Fear, Silence, and Racism toward Abolition

Kay Whitlock

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The abolition of the prison system in the United States is not only a political and economic imperative for those concerned about the meaning of justice, it is also a spiritual necessity in a society ... More


Punishment, Desert, and Equality: A Levinasian Analysis

Benjamin S. Yost

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers philosophical support for sentencing reform by defending the claim that the disproportionate application of punishment to disadvantaged social groups is unjust. After describing ... More


Contesting Sentencing Guidelines, the Patriot Act, Terrorism, and Cases Involving International Questions

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with contesting the sentencing guidelines regime put in place decades earlier. The chapter begins with newly appointed Gregory Presnell’s questioning of the 1984 guidelines as ... More


Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs, 1980–1988

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the nation’s War on Drugs and how this campaign affected the Middle District of Florida during the Reagan years. After a brief discussion of the advent of the Cali and ... More


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