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Book review: Enforcing Freedom: drug courts, therapeutic communities and the intimacies of the state by kerwin kaye

Ford, Alessandro (2020) Book review: Enforcing Freedom: drug courts, therapeutic communities and the intimacies of the state by kerwin kaye. LSE Review of Books (02 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities and the Intimacies of the State, Kerwin Kaye challenges the notion that drug courts are the more effective and humane judicial option to mass incarceration, showing how they uphold a structure of ‘stratified penalisation’ that is significantly intensifying the impact of the ‘war on drugs’ on the racialised poor. Capturing the stark realities of the US criminal justice system, Kaye’s years of research have paid off in this profound, nuanced and pioneering book, writes Alessandro Ford.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 12:15
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105450

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