Knowledge as Power: Criminal Registration and Community by Wayne Logan

By Wayne Logan

Societies have lengthy sought protection by means of picking out most likely harmful participants of their midst. the USA is unquestionably no exception. Knowledge as Power lines the evolution of a latest process that has come to get pleasure from national popularity—criminal registration legislation. Registration, which originated within the Thirties as a method of tracking gangsters, went principally unused for many years sooner than experiencing a dramatic resurgence within the Nineteen Nineties. given that then it's been complemented through neighborhood notification legislation which, just like the "Wanted" posters of the Frontier West, publicly divulge registrants' deciding on info, concerning whole groups within the felony tracking process.

Knowledge as Power presents the 1st in-depth heritage and research of felony registration and group notification legislation, interpreting the powerful forces using their fast national proliferation within the Nineteen Nineties via at the present time, in addition to exploring how the legislation have affected the nation's legislation, society, and governance. In doing so, the booklet offers compelling insights into the manifold ways that registration and notification mirror and impression existence in smooth America.

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