Baldry, Eileen, Brown, Mark, and Cunneen, Chris (2011) Introduction. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44 (1). pp. 4-6.

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[Extract] This special issue of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology focuses on the prison, its contexts and effects. Prison expansionism has defined the last several decades of criminal justice policy. Even in the face of falling crime rates, the penal estate expanded, simultaneously redefining itself (through for example post-sentence preventive detention)and re-inventing its importance (for example by claiming improved community safety through the incapacitation of dangerous and repeat offenders). Put simply, more and more people have been incarcerated for ever longer periods of time. Meanwhile the effects of imprisonment are unevenly felt: racial minority communities continue to bear the brunt of extensive criminal justice interventions – indeed many would argue that imprisonment and criminalization are key institutions in the construction and maintenance of the racialized boundaries of late modern societies; women's imprisonment rates have increased more rapidly than men's; and people diagnosed with mental illness and cognitive disability are re-cycled in and out of prison more rapidly than ever.

Item ID: 17099
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1837-9273
Keywords: Australian Prisons Project
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 06:10
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180102 Access to Justice @ 40%
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