Dr David Skarbek is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Political Theory Project at Brown University. He is the author of The Social Order of the Underworld (Oxford, 2014), which won the APSA's William Riker Award for best book in political economy and the Outstanding Book Award from International Association for the Study of Organized Crime.
His new book is called ‘The puzzle of prison order: Why life behind bars varies around the world’.
In this episode, David chats to Omar about prison gangs in the USA and his award-winning book, as well as his new book examining prison governance internationally. As well as asking how prisoners govern, discussions also cover transgender prison units, and prisoner of war camps, as well as thoughts on defunding the police.
Dr David Skarbek | @DavidSkarbek | http://www.davidskarbek.com/
Omar Phoenix Khan | @OmarPKhan | @Justice_Focus | https://www.justicefocus.org/