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December 10, 2020

"The Mass Criminalization of Black Americans: A Historical Overview"

The title of this post is the title of this article that is soon to be published in an issue of the Annual Review of Criminology and is authored by Elizabeth Hinton and DeAnza Cook. Here is its abstract:

This review synthesizes the historical literature on the criminalization and incarceration of black Americans for an interdisciplinary audience.  Drawing on key insights from new histories in the field of American carceral studies, we trace the multifaceted ways in which policymakers and officials at all levels of government have used criminal law, policing, and imprisonment as proxies for exerting social control in predominantly black communities from the colonial era to the present.  By underscoring this antiblack punitive tradition in America as central to the development of crime-control strategies and mass incarceration, our review lends vital historical context to ongoing discussions, research, and experimentation within criminology and other fields concerned about the long-standing implications of institutional racism, violence, and inequity entrenched in the administration of criminal justice in the United States from the top down and the ground up.

December 10, 2020 at 03:55 PM | Permalink

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Please send me your E-Mail address so I can deliver you some information.
This information will be with evidence. I am a former jailer that have witnessed criminal activity when I was employed!

Posted by: Earley Story | Dec 12, 2020 9:46:13 AM

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