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Harris, Trainee Kennedy, and Co-Author Publish Study on Unequal Impacts of Monetary Sanctions

Posted: 12/3/2021 ()

Kate O’Neill, CSDE Trainee Ian Kennedy, and CSDE Affiliate Alexes Harris recently published a new article in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. The paper explores neighborhood-level associations between and across monetary sanctions (“legal financial obligations” or LFOs), poverty, and racial and ethnic demographics. The authors find that LFOs are more burdensome in high-poverty communities and communities of color, and also that LFOs exacerbate multiple dimensions of inequality.

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