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VICE Talks Socioeconomic Targeting with Alexes Harris

Posted: 11/7/2016 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate and UW Associate Professor of Sociology Alexes Harris recently shared her expertise on socioeconomic policing practices with VICE. Harris’s work, compiled in A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor, outlines the troubling practice of debtors’ prisons and the racial divides they can exacerbate. Coverage in Harris’s research and VICE’s editorials helps shed light on an often-overlooked snare in America’s criminal justice system. Read the full article below for more on the subject.

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