Thursday, July 30, 2015

Special Issue of the JAH

A recent special issue of the American Journal of History was dedicated to 20th Century American Criminal Justice (thanks to Alex Tepperman for pointing this out). The TOC is below:

The Journal of American History  (June 2015) 
Introduction: Constructing the Carceral State 
Kelly Lytle Hernández, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Heather Ann Thompson 18 

African American Women, Mass Incarceration, and the Politics of Protection 
Kali Nicole Gross 25 

Less Crime, More Punishment: Violence, Race, and Criminal Justice in Early Twentieth-Century America 
Jeffrey S. Adler 34 

Youth of Color and California’s Carceral State: The Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility 
Miroslava Chávez-García 47 

Queer Law and Order: Sex, Criminality, and Policing in the Late Twentieth-Century United States 
Timothy Stewart-Winter 61 

We Are Not Slaves: Rethinking the Rise of Carceral States through the Lens of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement 
Robert T. Chase 73 

Guns and Butter: The Welfare State, the Carceral State, and the Politics of Exclusion in the Postwar United States 
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann 87 

“A War within Our Own Boundaries”: Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and the Rise of the Carceral State 
Elizabeth Hinton 100 

Flocatex and the Fiscal Limits of Mass Incarceration: Toward a New Political Economy of the Postwar Carceral State 
Alex Lichtenstein 113 

Impossible Criminals: The Suburban Imperatives of America’s War on Drugs 
Matthew D. Lassiter 126 

Deportability and the Carceral State 
Torrie Hester 141 

Objects of Police History 
Micol Seigel 152 

Crack in Los Angeles: Crisis, Militarization, and Black Response to the Late Twentieth-Century War on Drugs 
Donna Murch 162 

The Unintended Consequences of the Carceral State: Chicana/o Political Mobilization in Post–World War II America 
Edward J. Escobar 174 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Two New Issues -- Punishment & Society + Theoretical Criminology

This month, we have new issues of both Punishment & Society and Theoretical Criminology. P&S offered a special issue on punishment, values, and local cultures. Their tables of contents (TOCs) are below.

The TOC for the new, special issue of Punishment & Society:


The TOC for the newest issue of Theoretical Criminology:

Debating Theoretical Criminology

Book reviews

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LSA Meeting: New Submission Process / Oct. 15th Deadline

Reposted from LSA Mailing:

We are very excited to present the 2016 LSA Annual Meeting, June 2-5 in New Orleans!

The meeting will take place at the New Orleans Marriott, which features more meeting rooms and more guest rooms to fully accommodate this growing conference.  We have posted some early information about the meeting, including the theme and the submission schedule at

New this year! Submit a 1000 word summary instead of a short abstract. 

We wanted to alert you to a change to the paper proposal process that the Program Committee is implementing. For reasons explained in the link below, we will require those proposing papers, either submitted under the rubric of a Collaborative Research Network (CRN) or other organized session, or as a stand-alone submission, to provide a 1,000 word summary of their proposed paper rather than the often minimal abstract that has been asked for in the past. Those proposing to organize a roundtable will be asked to provide a 500 word summary of the topic and the contributions they expect the proposed participants to make. Get more information at