Civil Penalties, Social Consequences
Edited by Christopher Mele, Teresa A. Miller
Routledge – 2005 – 296 pages
Mele and Miller offer a timely, insightful analysis of the continuing challenges faced by ex-felons upon re-entry into society. Such penalties include a lifetime ban on receiving welfare and food stamps for individuals convicted of drug felonies as well as barriers to employment, child rearing, and housing opportunities. This much-needed work contains pieces by scholars in law, criminology, and sociology, including: Scott Christianson, Michael Lichter, and Daniel Kanstroom.
"This is a book which challenges and disturbs. It demands to be read by those who place faith in increasingly punitive strategies, and those who seek to resist them." - Dave Cowan, Professor of Law and Policy, University of Bristol
Christopher Mele is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University at Buffalo.
Teresa A. Miller is Associate Professor, University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo.