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The Resource The globalization of supermax prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross ; foreword by Loïc Wacquant

The globalization of supermax prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross ; foreword by Loïc Wacquant

Label
The globalization of supermax prisons
Title
The globalization of supermax prisons
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross ; foreword by Loïc Wacquant
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Supermax" prisons, conceived by the United States in the early 1980s, are typically reserved for convicted political criminals such as terrorists and spies and for other inmates who are considered to pose a serious ongoing threat to the wider community, to the security of correctional institutions, or to the safety of other inmates. Prisoners are usually restricted to their cells for up to twenty-three hours a day and typically have minimal contact with other inmates and correctional staff. Not only does the Federal Bureau of Prisons operate one of these facilities, but almost every state has either a supermax wing or stand-alone supermax prison. The Globalization of Supermax Prisons examines why nine advanced industrialized countries have adopted the supermax prototype, paying particular attention to the economic, social, and political processes that have affected each state. Featuring essays that look at the U.S.-run prisons of Abu Ghraib and Guantanemo, this collection seeks to determine if the American model is the basis for the establishment of these facilities and considers such issues as the support or opposition to the building of a supermax and why opposition efforts failed; the allegation of human rights abuses within these prisons; and the extent to which the decision to build a supermax was influenced by developments in the United States. Additionally, contributors address such domestic matters as the role of crime rates, media sensationalism, and terrorism in each country's decision to build a supermax prison."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
365/.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8665
LC item number
.G53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ross, Jeffrey Ian
Series statement
Critical issues in crime and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
Label
The globalization of supermax prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross ; foreword by Loïc Wacquant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The growth of the supermax option in Britain
  • Angela West Crews
  • Analyzing the supermax prisons in the Netherlands: the Dutch supermax
  • Sandra L. Resodihardjo
  • Supermaximum prisons in South Africa
  • Fran Buntman and Lukas Muntingh
  • From "secondary punishment" to "supermax": the human costs of high-security regimes in Australia
  • David Brown and Bree Carlton
  • The emergence of the supermax in New Zealand
  • Greg Newbold
  • The globalization of supermax prisons: an introduction
  • The rise of the supermax in Brazil
  • José de Jesus Filho
  • Guantánamo: America's foreign supermax in the fight against terrorism
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross and Dawn L. Rothe
  • A globalized militarized prison juggernaut: the case of Abu Ghraib
  • Dawn L. Rothe
  • Conclusion: globalization, innovation, or neither?
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • The invention of the American supermax prison
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • How Canada built its supermax prison
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • Supermaxes south of the border
  • Patrick O'Day and Thomas O'Connor
Control code
ocn784708328
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813557403
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012012091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o784708328
  • (OCoLC)784708328
Label
The globalization of supermax prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross ; foreword by Loïc Wacquant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The growth of the supermax option in Britain
  • Angela West Crews
  • Analyzing the supermax prisons in the Netherlands: the Dutch supermax
  • Sandra L. Resodihardjo
  • Supermaximum prisons in South Africa
  • Fran Buntman and Lukas Muntingh
  • From "secondary punishment" to "supermax": the human costs of high-security regimes in Australia
  • David Brown and Bree Carlton
  • The emergence of the supermax in New Zealand
  • Greg Newbold
  • The globalization of supermax prisons: an introduction
  • The rise of the supermax in Brazil
  • José de Jesus Filho
  • Guantánamo: America's foreign supermax in the fight against terrorism
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross and Dawn L. Rothe
  • A globalized militarized prison juggernaut: the case of Abu Ghraib
  • Dawn L. Rothe
  • Conclusion: globalization, innovation, or neither?
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • The invention of the American supermax prison
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • How Canada built its supermax prison
  • Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • Supermaxes south of the border
  • Patrick O'Day and Thomas O'Connor
Control code
ocn784708328
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813557403
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012012091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o784708328
  • (OCoLC)784708328

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