9780199985074

The Toughest Beat Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199985074

  • ISBN10:

    0199985073

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

In America today, one in every hundred adults is behind bars. As our prison population has exploded, 'law and order' interest groups have also grown -- in numbers and political clout. InThe Toughest Beat, Joshua Page argues in crisp, vivid prose that the Golden State's prison boom fueled the rise of one of the most politically potent and feared interest groups in the nation: the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA). As it made great strides for its members, the prison officers' union also fundamentally altered the composition and orientation of the penal field.TheToughest Beatis essential reading for anyone concerned with contemporary crime and punishment, interest group politics, and public sector labor unions.

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