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The Resource Beyond cages : animal law and criminal punishment, Justin Marceau, University of Denver

Beyond cages : animal law and criminal punishment, Justin Marceau, University of Denver

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Beyond cages : animal law and criminal punishment
Title
Beyond cages
Title remainder
animal law and criminal punishment
Statement of responsibility
Justin Marceau, University of Denver
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The animal protection movement is living out an untenable paradox: motivated by a vision of progressive social reform, while relying on regressive social policy. The animal protection movement's enthusiasm for criminal punishment echoes in some surprising quarters. In his Inaugural Address, President Trump described rampant crime as an "American carnage" that threatened the well-being and safety of all Americans. Attorney General Sessions has also "repeatedly hawked a nationwide crime wave," and claimed that the very "safety of the American people [is] at risk" as a justification for more aggressive sentencing and charging practices. Sessions issued a memo in May of 2017 instructing that federal prosecutors are prohibited, in the absence of explicit permission, from pursuing anything other than the "most serious" charges possible in each case. The Brennan Center and numerous civil rights organizations have criticized as anathema to social justice this approach to criminal justice that stokes public fears in order justify ever harsher criminal regimes. Tough on crime polices are a self-fulfilling prophecy because, as one scholar has noted, it is "an experiment that cannot fail-- if crime goes down, prisons gain the credit; but if it goes up, we clearly need more of the same medicine whatever the cost." Moreover, tough on crime policies are oppressive, discriminatory on racial and class lines, unproven as tools of crime reduction, and strikingly lacking in empathy. Yet this same carceral logic - appealing to mainstream persons by exaggerating the risks of crime and the benefits of incarceration - permeates the thinking of activists, organizations and commentators in the animal protection movement"--
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Marceau, Justin
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illustrations
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Animal welfare
  • Animals
  • Animal welfare
  • Punishment
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Animals
  • Punishment
  • United States
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Beyond cages : animal law and criminal punishment, Justin Marceau, University of Denver
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781108417556
Lccn
2018038856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048661072
Label
Beyond cages : animal law and criminal punishment, Justin Marceau, University of Denver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781108417556
Lccn
2018038856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048661072

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