Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, Peter Edelman
  • List: $14.99  |  Sale: $10.50
    Club: $7.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

Author: Peter Edelman

Narrator: Eric G. Dove

Unabridged: 7 hr 31 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Published: 10/31/2017

Genre: Political Science - Public Policy - Social Policy

Synopsis

In addition to exposing racially biased policing, the Justice Department’s Ferguson Report exposed to the world a system of fines and fees levied for minor crimes in Ferguson, Missouri, that, when they proved too expensive for Ferguson’s largely poor, African American population, resulted in jail sentences for thousands of people.As former staffer to Robert F. Kennedy and current Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman explains in Not a Crime to Be Poor, Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Through money bail systems, fees and fines, strictly enforced laws and regulations against behavior including trespassing and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally served the impoverished, in one of the richest countries on Earth we have effectively made it a crime to be poor.Edelman, who famously resigned from the administration of Bill Clinton over welfare "reform," connects the dots between these policies and others including school discipline in poor communities, child support policies affecting the poor, public housing ordinances, addiction treatment, and the specter of public benefits fraud to paint a picture of a mean-spirited, retributive system that seals whole communities into inescapable cycles of poverty.

Recommended

The Cannabis Manifesto A New Paradigm for Wellness, Steve DeAngelo
The Cannabis Manifesto
by Steve DeAngelo

List: $24.95

Sale: $17.47

Club: $12.47

Narrator: Richard Banks
Published: 02/28/2017

Triggered How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, Donald Trump Jr.
Triggered
by Donald Trump Jr.

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Donald Trump Jr.
Published: 11/05/2019

Fortitude American Resilience in the Era of Outrage, Dan Crenshaw
Fortitude
by Dan Crenshaw

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Dan Crenshaw
Published: 04/07/2020

Tailspin The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It, Steven Brill
Tailspin
by Steven Brill

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Dan Woren
Published: 05/29/2018

Weapons of Math Destruction How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, Cathy O'Neil
Weapons of Math Destruction
by Cathy O'Neil

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Cathy O'Neil
Published: 09/06/2016

Front Row at the Trump Show, Jonathan Karl
Front Row at the Trump Show
by Jonathan Karl

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Jonathan Karl
Published: 03/31/2020

Blowout Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive  Industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow
Blowout
by Rachel Maddow

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Rachel Maddow
Published: 10/01/2019

The Vision of the Anointed SelfCongratulation as a Basis for Social Policy, Thomas Sowell
The Vision of the Anointed
by Thomas Sowell

List: $19.95

Sale: $13.97

Club: $9.97

Narrator: Tom Weiner
Published: 08/23/2010

The Truth About Obamacare, Sally C. Pipes
The Truth About Obamacare
by Sally C. Pipes

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Kevin Foley
Published: 08/03/2010
{"id":"1805020","ean":"9781543628104","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America","subtitle":"The Criminalization of Poverty in America","author":"Peter Edelman","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Eric G. Dove","ubr_id":"1805020","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"14.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"9.74","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Eric G. Dove","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 8 hr ","abr_length":"Abridged: "}