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Felony Conviction as Social Disability

Keesha M. Middlemass

in Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780814724392
eISBN:
9780814760185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724392.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces social disability theory to illustrate how felons are treated similarly to people living with a disability. Social disability theory is linked to the historical evolution of a ... More


Felons Are Contemporary Outlaws

Keesha M. Middlemass

in Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780814724392
eISBN:
9780814760185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724392.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces readers to the world of prisoner reentry and a felony conviction, and describes the research context. Drawing on first-person narratives, the chapter describes the lived ... More


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