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The Culture of Urban Control: Jail Overcrowding in the Crime Control Era

Social science


by
John P. Walsh

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 218 pages

File size: 10.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Through an analysis of a federal consent decree and media representation related to overcrowding within the largest single-site jail facility in the United States, the incarceration binge of the 1990’s is explored at the local level in The Culture of Urban Control: Jail Overcrowding in the Crime Control Era. Analysis of jail conditions, expansion, the inmate experience and changing correctional populations provide a narrative of the culture of control within the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago, Illinois.

Through an analysis of a federal consent decree and media representation related to overcrowding within the largest single-site jail facility in the United States, the incarceration binge of the 1990’s is explored at the local level in The Culture of Urban Control: Jail Overcrowding in the Crime Control Era. Analysis of jail conditions, expansion, the inmate experience and changing correctional populations provide a narrative of the culture of control within theā€¦ (more)

Through an analysis of a federal consent decree and media representation related to overcrowding within the largest single-site jail facility in the United States, the incarceration binge of the 1990’s is explored at the local level in The Culture of Urban Control: Jail Overcrowding in the Crime Control Era. Analysis of jail conditions, expansion, the inmate experience and changing correctional populations provide a narrative of the culture of control within the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago, Illinois.

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