Vol. 17, No. 4 (1990)
This issue of Social Justice deals with crises in the world economy and in domestic policy. It confronts the ways in which ideology has masked power relations and economic realities that limit the options of social movements and rationalizes repressive social policies. Are terms like "socialism" and "capitalism" meaningful analytical categories? Does the evidence support the right wing's contention that expanding prison construction is a cost effective way to reduce crime? Or does this claim simply reinforce the ideological War on Drugs to imprison increasing numbers of people of color as jobless rates approach all-time highs? Should we not consider alternatives, such as treatment or even electronic monitoring, despite the latter's Orwellian overtones? These and other provocative questions receive serious attention as well as continue our discussion of women and crime.