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Ideology and Penal Reform in the 1990s

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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.

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

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Introduction: Ideology and Penal Reform in the 1990s

Gregory Shank

No End to History! History to No End?

Andre Gunder Frank

Managing Consent: Canada's Experience with Neoconservatism

Ken Hatt, Tullio Caputo, and Barbara Perry

The Cost Benefit Analysis of Imprisonment

David Greenberg

Electronic Incarceration in Massachusetts: A Critical Analysis

Alexander Esteves

Women, Crime, Feminism, and Realism

Pat Carlen

America in the King Years

David Dodd

Torture as an Instrument of National Policy: France 1954-1962

Philip Agee

Before the Bulldozer: The Nambiquera Indians and the World Bank

Cynthia Mahabir

Two Books on the Death Penalty

Robert M. Bohm

Shattering the Myth of Humane Imprisonment in the United States

Corey Weinstein