Twenty million angry men: the case for including convicted felons in our jury system

Framing the issue -- Rotten to the core -- Honor among thieves -- Sequestering the convicted : part I -- Sequestering the convicted : part II -- Criminal desistance summonsed -- A Community change agent -- A Healthy ambivalence.

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Main Author: Binnall, James Michael (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press [2021]
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: Bestellt 10/2020
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Summary:Framing the issue -- Rotten to the core -- Honor among thieves -- Sequestering the convicted : part I -- Sequestering the convicted : part II -- Criminal desistance summonsed -- A Community change agent -- A Healthy ambivalence.
"Today, all but one U.S. jurisdiction restricts a convicted felon's eligibility for jury service. In the majority of states, this restriction is permanent. Still, the exclusion of convicted felons from juries garners little attention. Are there valid, legal reasons for banishing millions of Americans from the jury process? What are the effects of felon-juror exclusion statutes for jury systems, convicted felons, or jurisdictions that impose them? Twenty Million Angry Men provides the first full account of this pervasive yet invisible form of civic marginalization. Drawing on his groundbreaking research, James Binnall challenges the professed rationales for felon-juror exclusion and highlights the benefits of inclusion, as they relate to criminal desistance at the individual and community levels. Ultimately, this forward-looking book argues that a history of criminal justice system involvement is an asset, not a liability, when it comes to serving as a juror"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:pages cm
ISBN:9780520379169
9780520379176