Vol. 42-2
Beyond Mass Incarceration: 
Crisis and Critique in North American Penal Systems
edited by Alessandro De Giorgi

After decades of vertical increases in imprisonment rates, the US carceral system is in a state of structural crisis. This special issue of Social Justice analyzes the carceral field in the United States and Canada in an attempt to decode current trends and anticipate future developments.

Read the Editor’s Introduction [free pdf download]


Vol. 42-1

Articles on the Iran Nuclear Accord, education reform, the financial crisis, the victim movement, liberal penal reform, and Mexican capitalism.

Abstracts [free pdf download]



Vol. 41-4
Youth under Control: Punishment and Reform in the Neoliberal State
edited by Randolph R. Myers & Judah Schept

This special issue critically analyzes the social and penal policies aimed at young people in the United States, focusing in particular on the punitive role played by schools, juvenile courts, and community-based programs.


Vol. 41-3

Special section on PENAL ABOLITION AND PRISON REFORM; plus articles on US militarism in Latin America, hackers and privacy, the Víctor Jara case (read an extract here), and grassroots peacemaking in El Salvador.






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