Injustice, Inc. : how America's justice system commodifies children and the poor / Daniel L. Hatcher.
Book | University of California Press | 2023

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xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Crumbling foundations of justice -- Juvenile courts monetizing child removals -- Judicial child support factory -- Prosecuting the poor for profit -- The probation business -- Policing and profiting from the poor -- Bodies in the beds : the business of jailing children and the poor -- Racialized harm of the injustice enterprise -- Conclusion.
"In Injustice, Inc., Daniel L. Hatcher exposes how justice systems are harnessing America's history of racial and economic inequality into revenue-generating operations. Courts, prosecutors, probation, policing departments, and detention facilities are trading away ethics and justice to churn vulnerable children and adults into an unconstitutional factory enterprise. These justice institutions are entering contracts to make money removing children from their homes, monetizing harm from juvenile delinquency, child welfare and child support proceedings, extorting fines and fees, collaborating with private debt collectors, enforcing unpaid child labor, seizing property, incentivizing arrests and evictions, maximizing occupancy in detention and 'treatment' centers, and more. Hatcher details the disproportionately racialized harm and unconstitutionality of the injustice enterprise, and calls for opened eyes to our justice system failings--to walk a better path toward instilling truth into the words 'Equal Justice Under Law'"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Hatcher, Daniel L. Injustice, Inc. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023] 9780520386693 (DLC) 2022030860
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