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Law and Order in the 1980s

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No. 15 (1981)

This special issue of Crime and Social Justice addresses the decisive shift to the right in criminal justice policies and practices in the 1980s. It explores in depth the shift to the right -- its scope, its context and its underlying political-economic conditions. The issue attempts to understand the totality of this shift in criminal justice and to analyze its relationship to broader changes in the political economy, drawing on articles and commentaries from a variety of progressive social scientists in different regions of the United States and from leading criminologists throughout the world. Contributions came from the East and West Coasts, from the South and Midwest; from prisoners as well as academics; from Canada, Latin America, New Zealand, and Scandinavia. The style of the contributions ranges from brief commentaries and polemics to scholarly, documented articles. The topics similarly range from detailed empirical discussions of internal criminal justice policies and trends to complex analysis of the political-economy on a global scale. Taken as a whole, these contributions explore and investigate different aspects of the shift to the right.

ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140.

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Editorial: Law and Order in the 1980s

Tony Platt and Paul Takagi

The Rise of the Right: A Global View

John Horton

The Growth of Punishment: Imprisonment and Community Corrections in Canada

John Hylton

The Politics of the Right

Raymond Michalowski

The Crisis of Liberalism

Jeffrey Reiman

The Attack on Women's Rights

Lynn Cooper

The Perspective of the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Warren Burger

A Response to Chief Justice Burger

John Galliher

Prison Conditions and Penal Trends

Jim Thomas, David Stribling, Ra Rabb Chaka, Edmond Clemons, Charlie Secret, and Alex Neal

Law and Order: The View from Scandinavia

Thomas Mathiesen

Law and Order: The View from New Zealand

David Williams

Law and Order: The View from Latin America -- Against Transnational Criminology: A Call for Democratic International Cooperation

Argenis Riera Encinoza and Rosa del Olmo

Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism

Gregory Shank

Ann Fagan Ginger, Human Rights Docket, U.S. 1979

Della Hinn