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Imprisoning CommunitiesHow Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse$
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Todd R Clear

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305791

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.001.0001

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Death by a Thousand Little Cuts

Death by a Thousand Little Cuts

Studies of the Impact of Incarceration

(p.93) 5 Death by a Thousand Little Cuts
Imprisoning Communities

Todd R. Clear

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews studies concerning the impact of incarceration. The analysis shows that different aspects of incarceration make life harder for those who live in places that experience high rates of incarceration. The findings also reveal that elevated incarceration rates, focused on poor communities that already struggle, exacerbates the problems those communities face and that communities that provide large numbers of prisoners to the state and federal prison system struggle in a variety of ways, including a reduction of human and social capital.

Keywords:   incarceration, poor communities, prisoners, human capital, social capital

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