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Mobilized by injustice : criminal justice contact, political participation, and race

Author: Hannah L Walker
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Series: Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Springing from decades of abuse by law enforcement and an excessive criminal justice system, member of over-policed communities lead the current movement for civil rights in the United States. Activated by injustice, individual protested police brutality in Ferguson, campaigned to end stop-and-frisk in New York City, and advocated for restorative justice in Washington, D.C. Yet, scholars focused on the negative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Walker, Hannah L.
Mobilized by injustice.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1112906931
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah L Walker
ISBN: 9780190940669 0190940662 9780190940683 0190940689 9780190940676 0190940670
OCLC Number: 1135927956
Description: 1 online resource : charts.
Contents: Mobilized by injustice --
The political consequences of distrust --
The political logic of injustice --
Injustice in black and white --
Policing Latinos --
"All prisoners are political."
Series Title: Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
Responsibility: Hannah L. Walker.

Abstract:

"Springing from decades of abuse by law enforcement and an excessive criminal justice system, member of over-policed communities lead the current movement for civil rights in the United States. Activated by injustice, individual protested police brutality in Ferguson, campaigned to end stop-and-frisk in New York City, and advocated for restorative justice in Washington, D.C. Yet, scholars focused on the negative impact of punitive policy on material resources, and trust in government did not predict these pockets of resistance, arguing instead that marginalizing and demeaning policy teaches individuals to acquiesce and withdraw. Mobilized by Injustice excavates conditions under which, despite otherwise negative outcomes, negative criminal justice experiences catalyze political action. This book argues that when understood as resulting from a system that targets people based on race, class, or other group identifiers, contact can politically mobilize. Negative experiences with democratic institutions predicated on equality under the law, when connected to a larger, group-based struggle, can provoke action from anger. Evidence from several surveys and in-depth interviews reveals that mobilization as a result of negative criminal justice experiences is broad, crosses racial boundaries, and extends to the loved ones of custodial citizens. When over half of Blacks and Latinos and a plurality of Whites know someone with personal contact, the mobilizing effect of a sense of injustice promises to have important consequences for American politics."

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