Lecture Description

Hinton’s lecture draws attention to the historical developments that ultimately gave rise to mass incarceration in the late twentieth century U.S. It discusses the major punitive changes that often emerged following the expansion of constitutional and civil rights for Black Americans and raises questions about the limits of democracy. This history provides necessary background to address the ongoing consequences of racial inequities in the criminal legal system and the extraordinary public policy implications of this dynamic.


African American Crime, Violence, Incarceration

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