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DECADES OF TARGETED CRIMINALIZATION HAS MARKED TENS OF MILLIONS OF U.S. ADULTS WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD.
FOR NEARLY TWENTY MILLION, INCLUDING 23 PERCENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ADULTS,THE CONVICTION IS CLASSIFIED AS A FELONY.
EXPLORE LIVED EXPERIENCES
Many analyses of the carceral state rely heavily on numbers. While essential for documenting the scope and contours of punishment practices, the broad strokes tell us little about how things work in daily practice, the nuances of human interaction, or the details of how policies are enacted, understood and felt by those experiencing them. By tacking back and forth between lived realities, broader contexts and longer histories, ethnography can be a powerful tool for unpacking complex phenomena.
EXPLORE THE DIGEST/FORUM
How Employers Use Criminal Records • Race, Gender and Criminal Records •
The Risk Myth • Occupational Barriers • Background Screening • Reentry • Economics of Conviction • Collateral Consequences • Community Forum
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