Title

The Politics of Felon Disenfranchisement

Defense Date

5-6-2005

Graduation Date

Summer 1-1-2005

Availability

Campus Only

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Cary Federman

Committee Member

Pat Dunham

Keywords

crime and politics, disenfranchisement, felons and voting, race and crime, race and voting

Abstract

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.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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