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The Resource Arresting citizenship : the democratic consequences of American crime control, Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver

Arresting citizenship : the democratic consequences of American crime control, Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver

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Arresting citizenship : the democratic consequences of American crime control
Title
Arresting citizenship
Title remainder
the democratic consequences of American crime control
Statement of responsibility
Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Argues that the broad reach of the criminal justice system has fundamentally recast the relation between citizen and state, resulting in a sizable--and growing--group of second-class citizens."
  • "The numbers are staggering: One-third of America's adult population has passed through the criminal justice system and now has a criminal record. Many more were never convicted, but are nonetheless subject to surveillance by the state. Never before has the American government maintained so vast a network of institutions dedicated solely to the control and confinement of its citizens. A provocative assessment of the contemporary carceral state for American democracy, Arresting Citizenship argues that the broad reach of the criminal justice system has fundamentally recast the relation between citizen and state, resulting in a sizable--and growing--group of second-class citizens. From police stops to court cases and incarceration, at each stage of the criminal justice system individuals belonging to this disempowered group come to experience a state-within-a-state that reflects few of the country's core democratic values. Through scores of interviews, along with analyses of survey data, Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver show how this contact with police, courts, and prisons decreases faith in the capacity of American political institutions to respond to citizens' concerns and diminishes the sense of full and equal citizenship--even for those who have not been found guilty of any crime. The effects of this increasingly frequent contact with the criminal justice system are wide-ranging--and pernicious--and Lerman and Weaver go on to offer concrete proposals for reforms to reincorporate this large group of citizens as active participants in American civic and political life."--Publisher's description
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ICU/DLC
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1978-
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Lerman, Amy E.
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.L475 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weaver, Vesla M.
Series statement
Chicago studies in American politics
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Strafverfahrensrecht
  • Verbrechenskontrolle
  • Gefangenschaft
  • Diskriminierung
  • Demokratie
  • USA
Label
Arresting citizenship : the democratic consequences of American crime control, Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arresting citizenship -- Thinking about crime and the custodial citizen -- Democratic ideals and institutional design -- Assessing the effects of criminal justice -- "Democracy don't get you a second chance:" (un)learning citizenship -- "You in their house now": learning about the state and control -- "We're free, but we're not free": black custodian citizenship and complex racial narratives -- "I better stay below the radar": fear, alienation, and withdrawal -- Where we go from here
Control code
859446840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780226137834
Lccn
2013043364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859446840
Label
Arresting citizenship : the democratic consequences of American crime control, Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arresting citizenship -- Thinking about crime and the custodial citizen -- Democratic ideals and institutional design -- Assessing the effects of criminal justice -- "Democracy don't get you a second chance:" (un)learning citizenship -- "You in their house now": learning about the state and control -- "We're free, but we're not free": black custodian citizenship and complex racial narratives -- "I better stay below the radar": fear, alienation, and withdrawal -- Where we go from here
Control code
859446840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780226137834
Lccn
2013043364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859446840

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