The crime issue in American politics: security or discrimination?

Galasso, Arianna (A.A. 2020/2021) The crime issue in American politics: security or discrimination? Tesi di Laurea in Political sociology, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Michele Sorice, pp. 54. [Bachelor's Degree Thesis]

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A historical overview of the crime issue in contemporary American politics. From the 1920s to the 1950s: early crime control and the prohibition era. From the 1960s to the 1990s: protest politics, the national crime issue, and the war on drugs. From the 1990s to 2021: the war on terror, current populist right, and coded language. The social construction of the crime problem and the role of media. Crime in American public discourse and the “democracy-at-work” thesis. Penal populism: crime as a political instrument and a campaign strategy. Crime and drugs as “issue packages”. Crime and the culture of welfare. The role of media and elite claims-making. The economic and political interest behind securitisation. Federalism and centralised security. The institutionalisation of law-and-order. American neoliberalism and individual rights. Law enforcement and correctional agencies as political lobbies. The penal-industrial complex.


Bibliografia: pp. 48-50.

Thesis Type: Bachelor's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Bachelor's Degree Programs > Bachelor's Degree Program in Political Science (L36)
Chair: Political sociology
Thesis Supervisor: Sorice, Michele
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Session: Autumn
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 15:02
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 15:02


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