Vincenzo Ruggiero



The Economic Field and the End of Mass Incarceration

In a recent special issue of Social Justice (Vol. 42-2), a series of critical contributions examine recent developments in North American penal systems, offering hypotheses around the apparent end of mass incarceration. This commentary adopts a materialistic perspective, taking as a starting point the work of Rusche and Kirchheimer, and it tries to update their analysis through the concept of economic field, a useful concept for understanding the contemporary material function of the prison institution in advanced societies. The analysis proposed is then brought to bear on the debate around mass incarceration and its alleged end. 

FORMAT: PDF (download link available after purchase)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Vincenzo Ruggiero”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *