Stuck Outside
The Limits of Progressive Criminal Legal System Reform in an Inequitable Society
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
Drawing on both academic literature and the author’s lived experience, this book explores the disparities in experiences of the criminal legal system in the US.
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ISBN 9781915271785
  Pages 147





How do identity and social circumstances affect experiences of the criminal legal system in the US?

It’s no secret that factors such as race and socio-economic status will affect a person’s experience of life, and contact with the criminal legal system is no different. Drawing on the author’s own experience of jail and the criminal legal system, as well as academic literature in the field of carceral studies, this book explores how pre-existing inequities play out and reproduce themselves.

Ideal reading for students of Incarceration Studies, Black Studies, African American Studies, Sociology, Cultural History, American Studies, Criminology and Interdisciplinary Studies, this book explores and illustrates the disparities encountered in the criminal legal system of the United States.

  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Disclaimer and content warning
  • Introduction
    • Learning objectives
    • Possession with intent
  • 1 Entering
    • Learning objectives
    • Native American disparities in the criminal legal system
    • Different treatment: law enforcement
    • More police where there is more crime
    • Maximum tolerance: drugs and universities
    • Maximum tolerance: retail theft and wage theft
    • Conclusion
  • 2 During
    • Learning objectives
    • Risk, responsivity, and need
    • Spaces of lawlessness
    • Education, employment, and background checks
    • Conclusion
  • 3 Ten years later
    • Learning objectives
    • Changes in drug possession punishment
    • Gaps in diversion and alternatives to incarceration
    • Talking about recidivism
    • Joel
    • Mental illness and police violence
    • Conclusion
  • Suggested assignments and projects
    • Research paper
    • Reflection paper
    • Current events analysis
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

Andrew Taylor MPA is a quantitative research manager at the data collaborative for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Andrew’s research focuses on using data science methods to leverage administrative and alternative data for applied research that is seeking to reduce racial disparities and the overall footprint of the criminal legal system.

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