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The Link between Money and Aggressive Policing

Posted: 8/16/2016 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate and UW associate professor of Sociology Alexes Harris continues catching eyes with her research on the troubling role fines play in the criminal justice system. Her findings, chronicled and explained in A Pound of Flesh, have far-reaching social implications. They suggest that the current fee system is capable of instigating and worsening violent interactions between police and civilians, particularly civilians of color. The latest media outlet to take note is none other than The New Yorker–check out their apt write-up below.

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