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Federal Probation Journal
In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander drew national attention to the extensive imposition of collateral consequences on those convicted of a crime and to their racially disparate effects. Based on a 2017 national-level YouGov survey, supplemented by a second 2019 YouGov survey, the current study finds that the public is split on allowing ex-offenders to sit on juries, but supportive of removing barriers to voting and employment. The respondents also favored providing defendants with a list of restrictions linked to conviction as well as having lawmakers review and eliminate collateral consequences found to have no purpose and to not reduce crime.
Burton, Alexander L.; Burton, Velmer S. Jr.; Cullen, Francis T.; Pickett, Justin T.; Butler, Leah C.; and Thielo, Angela J., "Beyond the New Jim Crow: Public Support for Removing and Regulating Collateral Consequences" (2020). Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 280.