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The Prison City of New Orleans: Law's Responses to the Disaster of Hurricane Katrina

Disasters, Hazards and Law

ISBN: 978-1-78052-914-1, eISBN: 978-1-78052-915-8

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 29 October 2012

Abstract

Originality – The analysis develops the concept of a “prison city” as an embodiment of the carceral state and suggests that the carceral state prompts and reinforces rumors about disorder and the tendency to designate policing and incarceration as essential first responses to disasters in the United States.

Citation

Ferrara, A.J., Stillman, P.G. and Villmoare, A.H. (2012), "The Prison City of New Orleans: Law's Responses to the Disaster of Hurricane Katrina", Deflem, M. (Ed.) Disasters, Hazards and Law (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 203-225. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-6136(2012)0000017013

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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