Hadar Aviram - Cheap On Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment, Hadar Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the powerful impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional landscape.

Hadar Aviram is Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she co-directs the Hastings Institute for Criminal Justice and publishes the California Correctional Crisis blog.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780520277311
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Published: University of California Press - February 6th, 2015