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Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

5.4 million Americans—one in every forty voting age adults—are denied the right to participate in democratic elections because of a past or current felony conviction. In several American states, one ... More


A Threat to Democracy?

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0047
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers the impact of felon disenfranchisement on election outcomes. It begins with an overview of the implications of incomplete suffrage rights for democratic practice. It is ... More


Introduction

Cormac Behan

in Citizen convicts: Prisoners, politics and the vote

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088384
eISBN:
9781781707425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088384.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The introduction sets the context for the issues to be examined in the book. It outlines the nature of the debates on prisoner enfranchisement and details each of the chapters to be considered ... More


Voting and political engagement

Cormac Behan

in Citizen convicts: Prisoners, politics and the vote

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088384
eISBN:
9781781707425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088384.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The 2007 general election was the first opportunity for Irish prisoners to cast their ballots. This chapter examines their voting behaviour and political engagement. The first part sets out the ... More


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