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- DescriptionSocieties have long sought security by identifying potentially dangerous individuals in their midst. America is surely exception. Kwledge as Power traces the evolution of a modern technique that has come to enjoy nationwide popularity-criminal registration laws. Registration, which originated in the 1930s as a means of monitoring gangsters, went largely unused for decades before experiencing a dramatic resurgence in the 1990s. Since then it has been complemented by community tification laws which, like the Wanted posters of the Frontier West, publicly disclose registrants' identifying information, involving entire communities in the criminal monitoring process. Kwledge as Power provides the first in-depth history and analysis of criminal registration and community tification laws, examining the potent forces driving their rapid nationwide proliferation in the 1990s through today, as well as exploring how the laws have affected the nation's law, society, and governance. In doing so, the book provides compelling insights into the manifold ways in which registration and tification reflect and influence life in modern America.
- Author BiographyWayne A. Logan is Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Florida State University. In addition to being the nation's preeminent legal scholar on registration and community notification laws, he is a prolific author and commentator on a broad array of other criminal justice-related issues.
- Author(s)Wayne A. Logan
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication21/07/2009
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleCritical Perspectives on Crime and Law
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Weight408 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine458 mm
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