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    (Pdf New) [The Social Order of the Underworld] by David Skarbek summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Skarbek The Social Order of the Underworld How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System 2014 by David Skarbek is a fascinating look into when how and why prison gangs have formed in the US and how they operate The book concentrates on the Californian Prison SystemPrior to the 1950s the Californian Prison system housed a fairly small number of inmates and Skarbek says there were no gangs instead prison inmates had a code that they obe

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    (Pdf New) [The Social Order of the Underworld] by David Skarbek An investigation into the nature and purpose of prison gangs through the lens of an economist I don't always agree with the technical tools and economic explanations used but they do lead to conclusions that are interesting and appear to be reasonable Namely that prison gangs arose to fill a security and power vacuum which the prisons and prison staff wereare unable or unwilling to provide themselves Due in par

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    (Pdf New) [The Social Order of the Underworld] by David Skarbek This is not an ethnography It is hard to say what it is It is not really suitable for anybody who works in corrections because the information presented is common knowledge It is not really appropriate for those interested in correc

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    (Pdf New) [The Social Order of the Underworld] by David Skarbek Some really interesting data points but the book illustrates the problem with relying on self interested sources

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    review The Social Order of the Underworld David Skarbek ✓ 6 summary summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Skarbek I'm taking off a star for Skarbek's wooden writing style Other than that this is an impressively well researched highly coh

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    summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Skarbek David Skarbek ✓ 6 summary review The Social Order of the Underworld Alternative titles for this book “Anarchy Doesn’t Exist” or “Why Hobbes and Lock Were Wrong”

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    (Pdf New) [The Social Order of the Underworld] by David Skarbek You seldom get a book which is so admirably clear in its thesis explains why competing explanations are lacking in a conventionally academic book we would have had to dredge through chapters of the author engaging with nonsense in detail in this book this is dispensed with in a few paragraphs pointing out how deficient these theories are and then goes on to show systematically how his explanation is much convincing and a

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    (Pdf New) [The Social Order of the Underworld] by David Skarbek David Skarbek ✓ 6 summary summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Skarbek Skarbek provides an engaging overview of the US mostly California prison system and provides a compelling way of understanding the emergence of prison gangs He uses the analytical tools of economics drawing on signaling theory constitutional p

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The Social Order of the Underworld free read ↠ 6 When most people think of prison gangs they think of chaotic bands of violent racist thugs Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations often with elaborate written constitutions that regulate the prison black market adjudicate conflicts and strategically balance the competing demands of inmates gang members and correctio. An investigation into the nature and purpose of prison gangs through the lens of an economist I don t always agree with the technical tools and economic explanations used but they do lead to conclusions that are interesting and appear to be reasonable Namely that prison gangs arose to fill a security and power vacuum which the prisons and prison staff wereare unable or unwilling to provide themselves Due in part to overcrowding corruption changes in sentencing practices and a variety of other factors The gangs also serve to stabilize and coordinate the in prison economy of drugs weapons information etc at a cost The gangs maintain order and their authority through a monopoly on violenceFairly well put together and easy to read Though certainly not written from a radical prison abolitionist stance the author does seem to arrive at positions which point vaguely in that direction

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The Social Order of the Underworld free read ↠ 6 Nal officers Yet as David Skarbek argues gangs form to create order among outlaws producing alternative governance institutions to facilitate illegal activity He uses economics to explore the secret world of the convict culture inmate hierarchy and prison gang politics and to explain why prison gangs form how formal institutions affe. I m taking off a star for Skarbek s wooden writing style Other than that this is an impressively well researched highly coherent analysis of a subculture that by its very nature has a strong incentive to hide its existence from anthropological inuiry I daresay it has revolutionized the way I conceptualize organized crime in prison rather than continuing to see it as dysfunctional aberration of a healthy market economy helmed by psychotic ultraviolence addicts I m inclined to favor Skarbek s theory that it is a natural step in social evolution when the typical consumer demands of a severely confined population collide with an lack of legitimate governance to protect the welfare of market actors An interesting take on racism on page 101 inmates who don t know each other can t identify as easily whether someone is a Marxist or a Christian or as uickly as determining whether the inmate is white or blackan inmate cannot change his race so racial segregation limitstaking advantage of groups or falsely claiming membership in a group Gangs do not form to promote racism race facilitates gang governance The problem described here seems to be in a heavily transient population I need to know whether I can trust you even if we aren t personally acuainted so you need to display something you can t fake to verify your membership in a group whom I respect if you forge an identity signifier you can take advantage of that identity group s social capital and your negative actions will degrade its reputation so there s a strong motivation to choose symbols that resist counterfeiting Skin color is inherent in a human body and largely unalterable so it is something I can reliably use to assess your identity and allegiance In all the book is an intriguing look at a brutal clandestine world Skarbek breathes dignity and rationality into the residents of an extremely dehumanizing system without apologizing for their atrocities and that s an admirable literary tightrope to walk

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The Social Order of the Underworld free read ↠ 6 Ct them and why they have a powerful influence over crime even beyond prison walls The ramifications of his findings extend far beyond the seemingly irrational and often tragic society of captives They also illuminate how social and political order can emerge in conditions where the traditional institutions of governance do not exist. You seldom get a book which is so admirably clear in its thesis explains why competing explanations are lacking in a conventionally academic book we would have had to dredge through chapters of the author engaging with nonsense in detail in this book this is dispensed with in a few paragraphs pointing out how deficient these theories are and then goes on to show systematically how his explanation is much convincing and action guiding Because of the visceral subject matter and stories the author can rely on this never ceases to be anything but a fascinating read even though he commendably makes his basic points up front and then the rest of the book is mostly repeatedly showing how these points relate to different aspects of prison life and culture The author never glamorises the subject but never demonises it either Thus he can credit prison gangs for dramatically reducing the level of violence in American prisons while also highlighting the misery and evil they fuel inside and outside of prisons I would have liked the last chapter to be even ambitious and have explicitly suggested lessons from the study not only for prisons but for other areas of informal governance

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Social Order of the Underworld
  • David Skarbek
  • en
  • 07 October 2019
  • 9780199328505