The Toughest Beat: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California

Paperback | February 15, 2013

byJoshua Page

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In America today, one in every hundred adults is behind bars. As our prison population has exploded, "law and order" interest groups have also grown - in numbers and political clout. In The Toughest Beat, Joshua Page argues in crisp, vivid prose that the Golden State's prison boom fueled therise of one of the most politically potent and feared interest groups in the nation: the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA). As it made great strides for its members, the prison officers' union also fundamentally altered the composition and orientation of the penal field. TheToughest Beat is essential reading for anyone concerned with contemporary crime and punishment, interest group politics, and public sector labor unions.

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In America today, one in every hundred adults is behind bars. As our prison population has exploded, "law and order" interest groups have also grown - in numbers and political clout. In The Toughest Beat, Joshua Page argues in crisp, vivid prose that the Golden State's prison boom fueled therise of one of the most politically potent an...

Joshua Page was born and raised in Southern California. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California-Santa Barbara and master's and doctorate degrees from the University of California-Berkeley. Page is currently a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Letta ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbbreviationsKey Dates1. Welcome to the "Toughest Beat"2. The Birth of the "Correctional Officer" and His Union3. A Politically Realistic Union4. Power by Proxy: The Strategic Alliance Between Prison Officers and Crime Victims5. Three Strikes and the Anchor of Punitive Segregation6. Monopolizing the Beat: The Fight against Prison Privatization7. Who Rules the Beat? The Battle over Managerial Rights8. Changing of the Guard: A New Direction for the CCPOA and California?Methodological AppendixSelected Bibliography