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Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy

The Ethics of Policing and Imprisonment

Editors: Gardner, Molly, Weber, Michael (Eds.)

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  • Provides a philosophical analysis of police tactics and mass incarceration
  • Includes first-person perspectives
  • Brings together work from well-established names in the field along with fresh perspectives from early-career scholars
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This volume considers the ethics of policing and imprisonment, focusing particularly on mass incarceration and police shootings in the United States. The contributors consider the ways in which non-ideal features of the criminal justice system—features such as the prevalence of guns in America, political pressures, considerations of race and gender, and the lived experiences of people in jails and prisons—impinge upon conclusions drawn from more idealized models of punishment and law enforcement. There are a number of common themes running throughout the chapters. One is the contrast between idealism and realism about justice. Another is the attention to harmful consequences, not only of prisons themselves, but to the events that often precede incarceration, including encounters with police and pre-trial detention. A third theme is the legacy of racism in the United States and the role that the criminal justice system plays in perpetuating racial oppression.

 

About the authors

Molly Gardner is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University, USA. 

Michael Weber is Professor of Philosophy and the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Bowling Green State University, USA. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Policing and Imprisonment
Editors
  • Molly Gardner
  • Michael Weber
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97770-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97770-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97769-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07400-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 216
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