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Published: 25 May 2006

384 Pages | Numerous tables and figures


ISBN: 9780195149326

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Locked Out

Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

Studies in Crime and Public Policy

  • Shows the powerful link between disenfranchisement and the legacy of race and racial oppression in the United States.
  • Reveals new and important empirical evidence, including that most of the felons who are disenfrachised are not violent criminals. Most of the increase in disenfranchisement comes from stiffer penalties for non-violent crimes rather than an increase in criminality.
  • Proposes reforms that address the problem of the outcome of the loss of felons' vote on close elections, loss of support for the Democratic Party, rights of criminals, recidivism rates, reintegration of felons into the community and more.

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