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Landscapes of Predation, Landscapes of Neglect: A Location Analysis of Payday Lenders and Banks
Abstract Since the period of bank deregulation in the 1980s, deferred deposit loan operations, better known as payday lenders, have become commonplace in the landscapes of many American cities. AtExpand
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Predatory Lending and the Military: The Law and Geograpy of 'Payday' Loans in Military Towns
A heated national debate has developed over whether one type of high-cost predatory lender, commonly known as "payday lenders," are targeting financially vulnerable military families and whether theExpand
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Does Fringe Banking Exacerbate Neighborhood Crime Rates? Investigating the Social Ecology of Payday Lending
Research Summary: Payday lenders have become the banker of choice for many residents of poor and working class neighborhoods in recent years. The substantial costs that customers of these fringeExpand
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Cannabis city: medical marijuana landscapes in Los Angeles
In 2004, nearly ten years after California voters approved Proposition 215 legalizing medical marijuana, local statutory environment relaxed to a point that triggered an explosion of medicalExpand
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Commercial SATCOM in support of protected connectivity for the Warfighter and First Responder
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For more than 40 years, military strategists and astro-politicians have studied evolutionary and revolutionary needs for the protection of commercial SATCOMs against information warfare threats and vulnerabilities, as well as collaborative and distributed means for commercial systems to assist government and military systems under attack. Expand
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Usury Law and the Christian Right: Faith-Based Political Power and the Geography of American Payday Loan Regulation
The culture war has become a national moniker describing a variety of policy debates between social conservatives and secular liberal Americans. Hotly contested battle grounds in this metaphoricalExpand
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Does Fringe Banking Exacerbate Neighborhood Crime Rates? Social Disorganization and the Ecology of Payday Lending
Payday lenders have become the banker of choice for many residents of poor and working class neighborhoods in recent years. The substantial costs that customers of these fringe bankers incur haveExpand
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Convenience Stores: A Landscape Perspective
ABSTRACT:The convenient store may be the quintessential post-modern landscape artifact. This essay explores the evolution of our notion of convenience, design strategies, and business practices usedExpand
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Operation Fly Trap: L.A. Gangs, Drugs, and the Law. Susan A. Phillips
Operation Fly Trap was a run-of-the-mill drug sweep targeting an ordinary group of drug dealers in Los Angeles during the early 2000s. Because this drug bust was typical of the sort of activityExpand
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