- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
The Disenfranchisement of Ex-Felons provides a comprehensive overview of the history, ...
The Disenfranchisement of Ex-Felons provides a comprehensive overview of the history, nature, and far-reaching sociological and political consequences of denying ex-felons the right to vote. Readers learn state practices in Florida and Ohio during the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections; arguments that have been used in court houses, legislatures, and the press to justify such practices; and attempts to reverse legislation through state and federal governments. In a timely appendix to the 2004 election, Elizabeth Hull makes her case that the battle for civil rights will not be won unless ex-felons, who have fulfilled their obligations to society, are restored the same rights afforded all other American citizens.
|2||The history of disenfranchisement laws||16|
|3||The toll on minority communities||24|
|4||Collateral damages and clemency||30|
|5||Justifications for disenfranchisement : pragmatic, principled, and philosophical||43|
|6||Reform : interest groups and strategies||55|
|8||Voting : constitutional and civil concerns||81|
|9||Constitutional challenges and the voting rights act||96|
|10||Cruel and unusual punishment and international law||114|
|11||The political consequences of disenfranchisement||127|
|12||Thinking the unthinkable||138|
Posted May 11, 2006
This book discusses an important area where the U.S. justice system and the democratic process collide. If you have ever come close to losing your right to vote you would probably be very interested in this topic and how it is effecting American society.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.