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Not a crime to be poor : the criminalization of poverty in America

Author: Peter B Edelman
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Edelman
ISBN: 9781620975480 1620975483
OCLC Number: 1105928563
Notes: "First published in the United States by The New Press, New York, 2017" -- Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 305 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. The criminalization of poverty --
Ferguson is everywhere : twenty-first-century debtors' prisons --
Fighting back : the advocates and their work --
Money bail --
The criminalization of mental illness --
Child support : criminalizing poor fathers --
Criminalizing public benefits --
Poverty, race, and discipline in schools : go directly to jail --
Crime-free housing ordinances and the criminalization of homelessness --
pt. 2. Ending poverty --
Taking criminal justice reform seriously --
Turning the coin over : ending poverty as we know it.
Responsibility: Peter Edelman.

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