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The Resource Punishment without crime : how our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent and makes America more unequal, Alexandra Natapoff

Punishment without crime : how our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent and makes America more unequal, Alexandra Natapoff

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Punishment without crime : how our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent and makes America more unequal
Title
Punishment without crime
Title remainder
how our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent and makes America more unequal
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Natapoff
Title variation
How our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent and makes America more unequal
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Language
eng
Summary
Punishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining the paradigmatic American offense: the lowly misdemeanor. Based on extensive original research, legal scholar Alexandra Natapoff reveals the inner workings of a massive petty offense system that produces over 13 million cases each year. People arrested for minor crimes are swept through courts where defendants often lack lawyers, judges process cases in mere minutes, and nearly everyone pleads guilty. This misdemeanor machine starts punishing people long before they are convicted; it punishes the innocent; and it punishes conduct that never should have been a crime. As a result, vast numbers of Americans -- most of them poor and people of color -- are stigmatized as criminals, impoverished through fines and fees, and stripped of drivers' licenses, jobs, and housing. For too long, misdemeanors have been ignored. But they are crucial to understanding our punitive criminal system and our widening economic and racial divides
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DLC
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Natapoff, Alexandra
Dewey number
364.60973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Target audience
adult
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Punishment without crime : how our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent and makes America more unequal, Alexandra Natapoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1030760235
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780465093793
Lccn
2018023630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
364.6 N191 ; XX-N ; [A18BP079, #25, 4@$30.00, DLG/ ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1030760235
  • (OCoLC)1030760235
Label
Punishment without crime : how our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent and makes America more unequal, Alexandra Natapoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
on1030760235
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780465093793
Lccn
2018023630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
364.6 N191 ; XX-N ; [A18BP079, #25, 4@$30.00, DLG/ ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1030760235
  • (OCoLC)1030760235

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