The Resource Marked : race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration, Devah Pager

Marked : race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration, Devah Pager

Label
Marked : race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration
Title
Marked
Title remainder
race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration
Statement of responsibility
Devah Pager
Title variation
Race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nearly every job application asks it: have you ever been convicted of a crime? For the hundreds of thousands of young men leaving American prisons each year, their answer to that question may determine whether they can find work and begin rebuilding their lives. The product of an innovative field experiment, Marked gives us our first real glimpse into the tremendous difficulties facing ex-offenders in the job market. Devah Pager matched up pairs of young men, randomly assigned them criminal records, then sent them on hundreds of real job searches throughout the city of Milwaukee. Her applicants were attractive, articulate, and capable-yet ex-offenders received less than half the callbacks of the equally qualified applicants without criminal backgrounds. Young black men, meanwhile, paid a particularly high price: those with clean records fared no better in their job searches than white men just out of prison. Such shocking barriers to legitimate work, Pager contends, are an important reason that many ex-prisoners soon find themselves back in the realm of poverty, underground employment, and crime that led them to prison in the first place. Drawing much-needed attention to a problem that will continue to grow in coming years, Marked will ignite important debates over incarceration, discrimination, and the failures of our criminal justice system
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
331.5/108996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9304
LC item number
.P23 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Marked : race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration, Devah Pager
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-234) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mass incarceration and the problems of prisoner reentry -- The labor market consequences of incarceration -- Measuring the labor market consequences of incarceration -- The mark of a criminal record -- The mark of race -- Two strikes and you're out : the intensification of racial and criminal stigma -- But what if...? Variations on the experimental design -- Conclusion: missing the mark
Control code
ocn309913351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281966179
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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be133caf-af49-473c-970b-1c45aa03a468
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35892894
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)309913351
  • pebcs0226644855

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