Frontlash: Race and the Development of Punitive Crime Policy

  title={Frontlash: Race and the Development of Punitive Crime Policy},
  author={Vesla M. Weaver},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  pages={230 - 265}
  • Vesla M. Weaver
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Law
  • Studies in American Political Development
Civil rights cemented its place on the national agenda with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, fair housing legislation, federal enforcement of school integration, and the outlawing of discriminatory voting mechanisms in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Less recognized but no less important, the Second Reconstruction also witnessed one of the most punitive interventions in United States history. The death penalty was reinstated, felon disenfranchisement statutes from the First… 

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