Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys

Author: Victor M. Rios

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814769322

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Examines the difficult lives of young Latino and African American boys caught in a cycles of delinquency in a legal system that limits their opportunities

The End of Prisons.

Reflections from the Decarceration Movement.

Author: Mechthild E. Nagel,Anthony J. Nocella

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209235

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 8537


This book brings together a collection of social justice scholars and activists who take Foucault’s concept of discipline and punishment to explain how prisons are constructed in society from nursing homes to zoos. This book expands the concept of prison to include any institution that dominates, oppresses, and controls. Criminologists and others, who have been concerned with reforming or dismantling the criminal justice system, have mostly avoided to look at larger carceral structures in society. In this book, for example, scholars and activists question the way patriarchy has incapacitated women and imagine the deinstitutionalization of people with disabilities. In a time when popular sentiment critiques the dominant role of the elites (the “one percenters”), the state’s role in policing dissenting voices, school children, LGBTQ persons, people of color, and American Indian Nations, needs to be investigated. A prison, as defined in this book, is an institution or system that oppresses and does not allow freedom for a particular group. Within this definition, we include the imprisonment of nonhuman animals and plants, which are too often overlooked.

The Boy Problem

Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870–1970

Author: Julia Grant

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412594

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6758


A study which sheds light on contemporary concerns over the academic performance of boys of color who now flounder in school or languish in the juvenile justice system.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 452


CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Index to Minorities & Criminal Justice

An Index to Periodicals and Books Relating to Minorities and Criminal Justice in the United States

Author: Scott Christianson

Publisher: Center Minorities & Criminal


Category: Corrections

Page: 247

View: 9042