Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series) / Edition 1
  • Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series) / Edition 1
  • Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series) / Edition 1

Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series) / Edition 1

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by Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, Christopher Uggen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195149327

ISBN-13: 9780195149326

Pub. Date: 03/10/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

5.4 million Americans—1 in every 40 voting age adults— are denied the right to participate in democratic elections because of a past or current felony conviction. In several American states, 1 in 4 black men cannot vote due to a felony conviction. In a country that prides itself on universal suffrage, how did the United States come to deny a voice to such

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5.4 million Americans—1 in every 40 voting age adults— are denied the right to participate in democratic elections because of a past or current felony conviction. In several American states, 1 in 4 black men cannot vote due to a felony conviction. In a country that prides itself on universal suffrage, how did the United States come to deny a voice to such a large percentage of its citizenry? What are the consequences of large-scale disenfranchisement—both for election outcomes, and for public policy more generally? Locked Out exposes one of the most important, yet little known, threats to the health of American democracy today. It reveals the centrality of racial factors in the origins of these laws, and their impact on politics today. Marshalling the first real empirical evidence on the issue to make a case for reform, the authors' path-breaking analysis will inform all future policy and political debates on the laws governing the political rights of criminals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195149326
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Series:
Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Foundations
2. The Racial Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement
3. The Disenfranchised Population
4. The Contemporary Disenfranchisement Regime
5. Political Attitudes, Voting, and Criminal Behavior
6. Disenfranchisement and Civic Reintegration
7. The Impact of Disenfranchisement on Political Participation
8. A Threat to Democracy?
9. Public Opinion and Felon Disenfranchisement
10. Unlocking the Vote
Appendices
Notes

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