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Traffic Enforcement Through the Lens of Race: A Sequential Analysis of Post-Stop Outcomes in San Diego, California
Research has shown that Black and Hispanic drivers are subject to disproportionate stop and post-stop outcomes compared with White drivers. Yet scholars’ understanding of how and why such disparities
Using an identity lens : constructive working with children in the criminal justice system
Research has shown that identity, and how you feel about yourself, can be key to moving forward with life and away from crime. Working with the University of Salford, Youth Offending Teams and
Rendering Invisible Punishments Visible
As the pendulum swings away from mass incarceration, feminist criminologists must be alert to the ways in which forms of invisible punishment continue to oppress and marginalize crime-processed
An Assessment of Ambient Water Quality and Challenges with Access to Water and Sanitation Services for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Riverine Encampments
Water samples upstream and downstream of three homeless encampments in the San Diego River watershed indicated that there are anthropogenic sources of contamination in the river during dry weather and potential risks associated with the use of this water by encampment residents.
Complex Colorblindness in Police Processes and Practices
Racial disparities in police-community encounters are well documented, with people of color experiencing higher levels of police scrutiny. Far less is known about how police officers perceive the
Conceptualizing the Personal Touch: Experiential Knowledge and Gendered Strategies in Community Supervision Work
  • M. Welsh
  • Sociology
    Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
  • 29 May 2018
Tasked with a fractured institutional mandate of ensuring public safety while facilitating the rehabilitation of their criminalized clients, community supervision workers exercise a considerable
Collisions of the Personal and the Professional: How Frontline Welfare Workers Manage Carceral Citizens
For criminalized people, particularly those who have been recently incarcerated, applying for and maintaining public assistance—cash aid and/or food assistance—is an immediate and crucial element of
“You’re an Embarrassment”: Un-housed people’s understandings of policing in downtown San Diego
This paper presents findings from an ongoing study of the use of police to manage the issue of street homelessness in downtown San Diego, California. We situate our study among recent
Categories of Exclusion: The Transformation of Formerly Incarcerated Women into “Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents” in Welfare Processing
For people who have just been released from incarceration, the work of getting out and resuming life on the outside often includes numerous institutional contacts. Applying for and maintaining public
How Formerly Incarcerated Women Confront the Limits of Caring and the Burdens of Control Amid California’s Carceral Realignment
The largest scale effort to reduce our reliance on incarceration is currently taking place in California. Drawing on in-depth interviews with formerly incarcerated women on two different forms of