The economic field and the end of mass incarceration

Ruggiero, Vincenzo ORCID: (2017) The economic field and the end of mass incarceration. Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order, 44 (4) . pp. 107-118. ISSN 1043-1578 [Article]

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In a recent special issue of Social Justice (Vol. 42, No 2), a series of critical contributions examine recent developments in North American penal systems, offering hypotheses around the apparent end of mass incarceration. This paper adopts a materialistic perspective, taking as a starting point the work of Rusche and Kirchheimer. It tries to update their analysis through the concept of economic field, a useful concept for an understanding of the contemporary material function of the prison institution in advanced societies. The analysis proposed is then brought to bear on the debate around mass incarceration and its alleged end.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology > Centre for Criminological and Social Research (CSRC)
Item ID: 25430
Notes on copyright: Published article reproduced with permission of Social Justice
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Depositing User: Vincenzo Ruggiero
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 16:19
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2021 15:02

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