Criminal justice predation and neoliberal governance

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Abstract

139In March 2015, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that the city of Ferguson, Missouri had been operating a “predatory system of government.” Police were acting as street-level enforcers for a program that used fines and fees to extract resources from poor communities of color and deliver them to municipal coffers. Black residents made up 90 percent of those ticketed for public safety violations and, with the city averaging three warrants per household, fines and fees became almost-universal experiences for poor, black residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRethinking Neoliberalism
Subtitle of host publicationResisting the Disciplinary Regime
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages139-159
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781351736497
ISBN (Print)9781138735958
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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