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October 30, 2013

"Gimme Shelter: Mass Incarceration and the Criminology of the Housing Boom"

The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new short paper by the always intriguing Jonathan Simon from a book intriguingly titled "Architecture and Justice." Here is the abstract:

Mostly when we think about the intersection of architecture and justice we think of the connections between buildings, like courts, prisons, jails, and the ideas, ideologies, and policies that shape both the scale and aspirations of these buildings.  Here I want to propose a different kind of connection. Just as buildings belong to a ‘built environment’, and policies emerge not directly from interest groups but out of broader ‘political rationalities’.  We can learn something by reflecting on how these influence each other.

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This post contains an intriguing hat trick.

Posted by: C | Oct 30, 2013 12:48:36 PM

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