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Book review: the social order of the underworld: how prison gangs govern the American penal system by David Skarbek

Newburn, Tim (2014) Book review: the social order of the underworld: how prison gangs govern the American penal system by David Skarbek. LSE Review of Books (01 Sep 2014). Blog.

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Abstract

This book challenges the widely held view that inmates in US prisons create prison gangs to promote racism and violence. On the contrary, gangs form to create order, argues David Skarbek. The Social Order of the Underworld is thought-provoking and challenging, writes Tim Newburn, and policy-makers in the UK have much to learn from Skarbek’s book.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 13:06
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 13:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74105

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