American prisons and classification
Laurie Taylor talks to Loic Wacquant, one of America’s leading sociologists about why he believes America’s social state is withering at the expense of its expanding prison system and why the UK could also be heading in the same direction. Nicola Lacey, Professor of Criminal Law at the London School of Economics joins to discuss whether the UK at risk of becoming overly dependent on prisons while eroding its welfare system? Also are your books filed alphabetically; colour coded, or strictly Dewey decimal? Or just in no particular order at all? Laurie is joined by philosopher Anthony Grayling to discuss classification. Why do it and what limits does applying order to our knowledge impose?