Extending the Effects of the Carceral State: Proximal Contact, Political Participation, and Race

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Abstract

Rates of contact with the criminal justice system are geographically and racially sensitive such that some groups of people experience contact at much higher rates than others. The negative effects of personal contact with the criminal justice system are well documented. Less well understood are the effects of the criminal justice system on those who have not had personal contact but who are members of groups where contact is a common occurrence. This research explores the political effects of the carceral state for the second group, and finds that proximal contact mobilizes, an effect that is most pronounced for nonwhites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)809-822
Number of pages14
JournalPolitical Research Quarterly
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • mass incarceration
  • participation
  • race

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