The Politics of Felon Disenfranchisement
Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
crime and politics, disenfranchisement, felons and voting, race and crime, race and voting
This thesis provides analysis of the politics surrounding the continued enforcement of felon disenfranchisement laws. Drawing upon the most recent scholarly endeavors published in the fields of sociology, law, and government with regard to felon disenfranchisement, this thesis asserts the main barriers to felon enfranchisement are political and consistent with the characteristics of federalism. Historical evidence indicative of racism is discussed in comparison with modern reforms.
Prasnikar, T. (2005). The Politics of Felon Disenfranchisement (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1677