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The Resource Misdemeanorland : criminal courts and social control in an age of broken windows policing, Issa Kohler-Hausmann

Misdemeanorland : criminal courts and social control in an age of broken windows policing, Issa Kohler-Hausmann

Label
Misdemeanorland : criminal courts and social control in an age of broken windows policing
Title
Misdemeanorland
Title remainder
criminal courts and social control in an age of broken windows policing
Statement of responsibility
Issa Kohler-Hausmann
Title variation
Misdemeanor land
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Felony conviction and mass incarceration attract considerable media attention these days, yet the most common criminal-justice encounters are for misdemeanors, not felonies, and the most common outcome is not prison. In the early 1990s, New York City launched an initiative under the banner of Broken Windows policing to dramatically expand enforcement against low-level offenses. Misdemeanorland is the first book to document the fates of the hundreds of thousands of people hauled into lower criminal courts as part of this policing experiment. Drawing on three years of fieldwork inside and outside of the courtroom, in-depth interviews, and analysis of trends in arrests and dispositions of misdemeanors going back three decades, Issa Kohler-Hausmann argues that lower courts have largely abandoned the adjudicative model of criminal law administration in which questions of factual guilt and legal punishment drive case outcomes. Due to the sheer volume of arrests, lower courts have adopted a managerial model--and the implications are troubling. Kohler-Hausmann shows how significant volumes of people are marked, tested, and subjected to surveillance and control even though about half the cases result in some form of legal dismissal. She describes in harrowing detail how the reach of America's penal state extends well beyond the shocking numbers of people incarcerated in prisons or stigmatized by a felony conviction. Revealing and innovative, Misdemeanorland shows how the lower reaches of our criminal justice system operate as a form of social control and surveillance, often without adjudicating cases or imposing formal punishment" -- jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665380
Cataloging source
YDX
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Kohler-Hausmann, Issa
Dewey number
364.9747/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9956.N5
LC item number
K65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Social control
  • Police
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Police
  • Social control
  • New York (State)
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criminal courts and social control in an age of broken windows policing
Label
Misdemeanorland : criminal courts and social control in an age of broken windows policing, Issa Kohler-Hausmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-303) 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
Contents
Part I. The logic of lower courts. The rise of mass misdemeanors -- Managerial justice -- Working in misdemeanorland -- Part II. The tools of lower courts. Marking -- Procedural hassle -- Performance
Control code
on1004920113
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780691174303
Lccn
2017959806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99976524389
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004920113
Label
Misdemeanorland : criminal courts and social control in an age of broken windows policing, Issa Kohler-Hausmann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-303) 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
Contents
Part I. The logic of lower courts. The rise of mass misdemeanors -- Managerial justice -- Working in misdemeanorland -- Part II. The tools of lower courts. Marking -- Procedural hassle -- Performance
Control code
on1004920113
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780691174303
Lccn
2017959806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99976524389
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004920113

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