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Waste Managers? the New Penology, Crime Fighting, and Parole Agent Identity
This ethnographic research, conducted in a parole field office in central California, looks at how Feeley and Simon's (1992) "new penology" paradigm plays out at the level of implementation, givenExpand
Rehabilitation as Rhetoric
This article reports on a set of findings from an ethnographic research project conducted in a parole field office in central California, specifically addressing how the notion of rehabilitation isExpand
A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor
ment of the Middle East (p. 218). In their strategic defense of capital, wealth managers assure the intergenerational transmission of wealth, transforming one generation’s surplus into dynasticExpand
Mass incarceration, legal change, and locale: understanding and remediating American penal overindulgence
Research Summary In this article, I have three major aims. First, I examine in detail the role that changes to legal policies and practice have played in the rise of mass incarceration. I look atExpand
Discrimination and Instructional Comprehension: Guided Discretion, Racial Bias, and the Death Penalty
This study links two previously unrelated lines of research: the lack of comprehension of capital penalty-phase jury instructions and discriminatory death sentencing. Jury-eligible subjects wereExpand
Pedophiles and Cyber-predators as Contaminating Forces: The Language of Disgust, Pollution, and Boundary Invasions in Federal Debates on Sex Offender Legislation
  • M. Lynch
  • Psychology
  • Law & Social Inquiry
  • 1 July 2002
As a distinct class of criminals, sex offenders stand out as being particularly subject to the new “risk management” penal strategies that, according to a number of scholars, have come to dominateExpand
Theorizing the role of the ‘war on drugs’ in US punishment
Numerous scholars have described how the ‘war on drugs’ has played a central role in US penal change, especially its racialized impact. Yet there remain aspects of this ‘war’ that are under-exploredExpand
Capital Jury Deliberation: Effects on Death Sentencing, Comprehension, and Discrimination
This study focused on whether and how deliberations affected the comprehension of capital penalty phase jury instructions and patterns of racially discriminatory death sentencing. Jury-eligibleExpand
Clarifying Life and Death Matters: An Analysis of Instructional Comprehension and Penalty Phase Closing Arguments
We report the results of two studies designed as follow-ups to our earlier research on the comprehension of capital penalty instructions. In the first study we examine whether a California penaltyExpand
Mapping the Racial Bias of the White Male Capital Juror: Jury Composition and the “Empathic Divide”
This paper examines, in depth, the interactions between race and gender of juror and race of defendant in a simulated capital penalty-phase trial setting where participants were assigned to smallExpand