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Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race

Hannah L. Walker


Springing from decades of abuse by law enforcement and an excessive criminal justice system, members of over-policed communities lead the current movement for civil rights in the United States. Activated by injustice, individuals protested police brutality in Ferguson, campaigned to end stop-and-frisk in New York City, and advocated for restorative justice in Washington, D.C. Yet, scholars focused on the negative impact of punitive policy on material resources, and trust in government did not predict these pockets of resistance, arguing instead that marginalizing and demeaning policy teaches i ... More

Keywords: Criminal justice, political behaviour, racial politics, ethnic politics, social movements, immigration, policing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190940645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190940645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah L. Walker, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University