Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave

Barksdale, Amiri

Publisher:  Insurgent Notes
Date Written:  11/06/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19570

There was a time in the United States when it was not only common knowledge, but commonly reported, legislated, and adjudicated that crime is a function of poverty. This went out sometime during the Carter Administration, its demise heralded by the appearance in 1975 of James Q. Wilson's Thinking About Crime, where he first aired the broken-windows theory,which holds that punishment has to be harsh for minor violations of public order to incentivize criminals against larger violations.

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