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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

Extreme Punishment

Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement

Editors: Reiter, Keramet, Koenig, Alexa (Eds.)

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This ground-breaking collection examines the erosion of the legal boundaries traditionally dividing civil detention from criminal punishment. The contributors empirically demonstrate how the mentally ill, non-citizen immigrants, and enemy combatants are treated like criminals in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About the authors

Efrat Arbel, University of British Columbia, Canada. Hadar Aviram, University of California, USA. Thomas Blair, University of California, USA. Mary Bosworth, University of Oxford, UK. Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada. Dave Holmes, University of Ottawa, Canada. Yvonne Jewkes, University of Leicester, UK. Emma Kaufman, Yale Law School, USA. Amy Klassen, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada. Alexa Koenig, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge, UK. Mona Lynch, University of California, Irvine, USA. Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project, USA. Stuart J. Murray, University of Ottawa, Canada. Nadya Pittendrigh, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Keramet Reiter, University of California, USA. Sarah Turnbull, University of Oxford. Sam Weiss, American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Justice, USA.

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“The authors in the anthology contribute from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, generating nuanced approaches and revealing common themes. The book is best for scholars in law and social sciences, as well as criminal justice practitioners, policy makers, and advocates who are interested in the limits of the law, the transformation of punishment, and the lived experiences of people subjected to them.” (Valerie King, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, law.ox.ac.uk, September, 2016)



'A deeply disturbing and very powerful anthology on the use of "extreme punishments" in the United States, England, and Canada. Professors Reiter and Koenig present a collection of excellent essays that covers topics such as the use of solitary confinement, supermax prisons, immigration detentions, and the "social death" of detention in Guantanamo. The book is unique and especially important in showing how this transcends a single nation and how it involves many different forms of punishments that are cruel and inhumane. This book deserves a wide readership and should be the catalyst for long overdue change.'

- Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, School of Law, University of California, Irvine, USA

Phantasms of criminality drive our elected officials, our police, our state, our nation - and, as we learn in these essays, the "free" world. Eye-opening and trail-blazing in its interdisciplinary contributions, Extreme Punishment confronts the penal and disciplinary regimes of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. And in the process, these exemplary writers and scholars take us on a chilling journey through the terrain of detention and punishment. Groundbreaking in its research and documentation, this bracing collection forces us to think again - and in unexpected ways - about how law abets and sustains a global network of military, immigration, and penal polices, unprecedented in their severity and reach.'

- Colin Dayan, Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, USA.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extreme Punishment
Book Subtitle
Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement
Editors
  • Keramet Reiter
  • Alexa Koenig
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44115-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137441157
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44114-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 255
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