The Disenfranchised Population

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149326
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943975 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

The Disenfranchised Population

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Chapters 1 and 2 endeavored to describe and analyze the origins of modern felon disenfranchisement laws, as well as highlight the peculiarities of the American case. This chapter now asks who these disenfranchised citizens are. How many are there? How and when are their rights restricted? When are they restored? And do the laws have a disproportionate racial impact today?

Keywords: felon disenfranchisement laws; disenfranchised felon population; right to vote; racial impact

Chapter.  8254 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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