Suggestion from the LCSH Suggest-a-Thon in March 2018. It seems like many books about mass incarceration are given terms like “Prisons” or “Prisons–Overcrowding” because this heading isn’t yet available.
150 __ |a Mass incarceration
550 __ |w g |a Imprisonment |z United States [broader term]
550 __ |w g |a Criminal justice, Administration of |z United States [broader term]
550 __ |a Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Questions from Violet:
- There is already a heading for “Prison-industrial complex” (please read the scope note). Is “Mass incarceration” the same concept? (To me they seem very related; not sure if they’re distinguishable enough to be two separate terms in LCSH.)
- Are these the most appropriate broader terms? Are there others?
- Are there other related terms that should be added?