Dec 2018, Polity
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- offers a rigorous and engaging account of why the penal system must be put at the centre of social inquiry, political reflection and civic action today;
- explores the rise of prison populations in the US, in Britain and in other European countries, as well as in Latin America;
- develops an argument about the connections between neoliberalism as a political doctrine, and incarceration as a social policy;
- reveals a growing symbiosis between politics, the media, immigration and penal institutions which is transforming the definition, treatment and representation of crime, justice and citizenship.