Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal

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Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal - Natapoff, Alexandra
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A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminals 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 ...

Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal 2018, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9780465093793

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