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Social Justice Online Resources

Key Terms to Try "Mass incarceration"

  • Use the SDCCD+ tab on the library homepage
  • In general, search using one or two nouns, combined by AND or OR.
  • Do more than one search, using different words that cover the same concept.
  • If you find too much information, take out a word. If you don't find enough, add one.
  • Use an asterisk (*) to search for variations on a word. For example, searching for student* will bring up records on student and students.
  • For more information, see Develop a topic

There are many different ways you can take this, so these are only a few examples. Look out for more terms as you search:

  • “mass incarceration” (the quotes “ “ searches as a phrase)
  • imprisonment
  • prison
  • prisoner* (the asterisk * lets you search for prisoner, prisoners)
  • “criminal justice”
  • "prison-industrial complex”
  • “school-to-prison pipeline”

Term 1 AND …

  • black*
  • “African American*”
  • Any other ethnicity that is getting targeted
  • race
  • “social aspects”

Selected Ebooks

Selected Articles

From EBSCOhost. These are just a few. Access via the A-Z Databases List.

Pettit, B., & Gutierrez, C. (2018). Mass Incarceration and Racial Inequality. American Journal of Economics & Sociology, 77(3/4), 1153–1182. https://doi-org.libraryaccess.sdcity.edu/10.1111/ajes.12241

Gross, K. N. (2015). African American Women, Mass Incarceration, and the Politics of Protection. Journal of American History, 102(1), 25–33

Pettit, B., & Sykes, B. L. (2015). Civil Rights Legislation and Legalized Exclusion: Mass Incarceration and the Masking of Inequality. Sociological Forum, 30, 589–611. https://doi-org.libraryaccess.sdcity.edu/10.1111/socf.12179

Cox, R. (2018). Mass Incarceration, Racial Disparities in Health, and Successful Aging. Generations, 42(2), 48–55

Jay, M. (2019). From Mass Incarceration to Mass Coercion. Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine, 71(7), 24. https://doi-org.libraryaccess.sdcity.edu/10.14452/MR-071-07-2019-11_2

Desai, S. R., & Abeita, A. (2017). Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: A Young Black Male’s Journey from Probation to Self-Advocacy. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 13, 45–52.

Perry, E. L. (2016). Teaching History in the Age of Black Lives Matter: Embracing the Narratives of the Long Struggle for Civil Rights. American Journalism, 33(4), 465–470. https://doi-org.libraryaccess.sdcity.edu/10.1080/08821127.2016.1238717

Reed, W. (2016, October 20). Prisons: The New Plantations. Washington Informer, 52(1), 15–52.

Hunter, M. (2016). Colorism in the Classroom: How Skin Tone Stratifies African American and Latina/o Students. Theory Into Practice, 55(1), 54–61. https://doi-org.libraryaccess.sdcity.edu/10.1080/00405841.2016.1119019

Selected Streaming Video

From Films on Demand. These are just a few. Access via the A-Z Databases List.

Films Media Group. (2018). TEDTalks: Eve Abrams—The Human Stories Behind Mass Incarceration. Films on Demand.https://fod-infobase-com.libraryaccess.sdcity.edu/p_ViewVideo.aspx?xtid=160718&tScript=0

Films Media Group. (2019). True justice: Bryan Stevenson's fight for equality. Films On Demand. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97701&xtid=189943.

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