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Criminal Records, Race And Redemption, Michael Pinard Jan 2013

Criminal Records, Race And Redemption, Michael Pinard

Faculty Scholarship

Poor individuals of color disproportionately carry the weight of a criminal record. They confront an array of legal and non-legal barriers, the most prominent of which are housing and employment. Federal, State and local governments are implementing measures aimed at easing the everlasting impact of a criminal record. However, these measures, while laudable, fail to address the disconnection between individuals who believe they have moved past their interactions with the criminal justice system and the ways in which decision makers continue to judge them in the years and decades following those interactions. These issues are particularly pronounced for poor individuals ...


Drug Policy In Context: Rhetoric And Practice In The United States And The United Kingdom, Richard C. Boldt Jan 2011

Drug Policy In Context: Rhetoric And Practice In The United States And The United Kingdom, Richard C. Boldt

Faculty Scholarship

The history of narcotics use and drug control in the U.S. before passage of the Harrison Act in 1914 is similar in important respects to that in the U.K. during the same period. Although the two countries’ paths diverged significantly over the ensuing decades, there has been a convergence of sorts in recent years. In the United States, the trend lines have moved from an active “war on drugs” in which criminal enforcement and punishment have been the primary rhetorical and practical instruments of policy to an evolving approach, at least at the federal level, characterized by a ...


Adolescent Decision Making: Reduced Culpability In The Criminal Justice System And Recognition Of Capability In Other Legal Contexts, Samantha Schad Jan 2011

Adolescent Decision Making: Reduced Culpability In The Criminal Justice System And Recognition Of Capability In Other Legal Contexts, Samantha Schad

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


The Virtues Of Pragmatism In Drug Policy, Richard J. Bonnie Jan 2010

The Virtues Of Pragmatism In Drug Policy, Richard J. Bonnie

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


What Documentary Films Teach Us About The Criminal Justice System - Introduction, Taunya Lovell Banks Jan 2008

What Documentary Films Teach Us About The Criminal Justice System - Introduction, Taunya Lovell Banks

Faculty Scholarship

Film . . . has been used effectively to shape public perceptions about the criminal justice system. . . . [and] the documentary form has power to convict or release a defendant, as well as to disclose the positive and negative aspects of the criminal justice system. . . . Three articles on this subject appear in this issue of the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LAW JOURNAL OF RACE, RELIGION, GENDER AND CLASS and add to this body of scholarship. . . .Our goal was to foster a series of dialogues among and between a number of individuals: filmmakers....