Effects of Imprisonment and Community Supervision on Neighborhood Political Participation in North Carolina

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Abstract

This article considers the effect of prison, probation, and parole on neighborhood political participation in North Carolina. I analyze data from state boards of elections, departments of corrections, departments of public health, the Census Bureau, and market research firms for 2000 and 2008. Multivariate regressions reveal a complex relationship between criminal justice supervision and voter turnout. The evidence suggests that at the individual level and in the aggregate, the criminal justice system shapes neighborhood political participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-201
Number of pages18
JournalAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Volume651
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • criminal justice
  • felon disfranchisement
  • prison
  • voting behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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