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Banished : the new social control in urban America

Banished : the new social control in urban America

Author: Katherine Beckett; Steven Kelly Herbert
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With urban poverty rising and affordable housing disappearing, the homeless and other "disorderly" people continue to occupy public space in many American cities. Concerned about the alleged ill effects of their presence on property values and public safety, many cities have wholeheartedly embraced "zero-tolerance" or "broken window" policing efforts to clear the streets of unwanted people. Through an almost  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Beckett; Steven Kelly Herbert
ISBN: 9780195395174 0195395174
OCLC Number: 312443434
Description: vi, 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Banishment's reemergence --
Toward banishment : the transformation of urban social control --
The social geographies of banishment --
Banishment and the criminal justice system --
Voices of the banished --
Banishment reconsidered.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert.
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Banished is an in-depth exploration of new and largely-ignored policing tactics that enforce zones of exclusion in many American cities. Through an exploration of the case of Seattle, Banished  Read more...


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"Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the practices of banishment have returned. In this fascinating and important book, Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert critically engage the renaissance of Read more...

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Important Examination of Law's Treatment of Poor and Homeless

by whisner (WorldCat user published 2010-03-28) Excellent Permalink

Banished explores geographic restrictions that are placed on people in the city -- often homeless people and people of color. The authors use a variety of sources: records from the police and the courts, archives from the city council, interviews with prosecutors, defenders, and judges, and...
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