Hard bargains: the coercive power of drug laws in federal court

"The convergence of tough-on-crime politics, stiffer sentencing laws, and jurisdictional expansion in the 1970s and 1980s increased the powers of federal prosecutors in unprecedented ways. In Hard bragains, social psychologist Mona Lynch investigates the increased power of these prosecutors in...

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Main Author: Lynch, Mona Pauline
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York Russell Sage Foundation [2016]
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:"The convergence of tough-on-crime politics, stiffer sentencing laws, and jurisdictional expansion in the 1970s and 1980s increased the powers of federal prosecutors in unprecedented ways. In Hard bragains, social psychologist Mona Lynch investigates the increased power of these prosecutors in our age of mass incarceration. Lynch documents how prosecutors use punitive federal drug laws to coerce guilty pleas and obtain long prison sentences for defendants, particularly those who are African American, and exposes deep injustices in the federal courts. Hard bargains proposes a broad overhaul of the federal criminal justice system to restore the balance of power and retreat from the punitive indulgences of the war on drugs"--
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 185-193
Physical Description:xiv, 206 Seiten Illustrationen 23 cm
ISBN:9780871545114