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By Amy E. Lerman,Vesla M. Weaver

The numbers are excellent: One-third of America’s grownup inhabitants has undergone the felony justice approach and now has a felony checklist. Many extra have been by no means convicted, yet are still topic to surveillance by means of the nation. by no means prior to has the yankee govt maintained so tremendous a community of associations devoted exclusively to the keep an eye on and confinement of its citizens.


A provocative overview of the modern carceral nation for American democracy, Arresting Citizenship argues that the large achieve of the legal justice procedure has essentially recast the relation among citizen and country, leading to a sizable—and growing—group of second-class electorate. From police stops to complaints and incarceration, at each one level of the legal justice method participants belonging to this disempowered workforce come to event a state-within-a-state that displays few of the country’s middle democratic values. via ratings of interviews, besides analyses of survey info, Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver exhibit how this touch with police, courts, and prisons decreases religion within the potential of yank political associations to answer electorate’ issues and diminishes the feel of complete and equivalent citizenship—even if you haven't been chanced on to blame of any crime. the consequences of this more and more common touch with the legal justice procedure are wide-ranging—and pernicious—and Lerman and Weaver pass directly to provide concrete proposals for reforms to reincorporate this massive crew of electorate as lively contributors in American civic and political life.

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