Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

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Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman has dedicated half a century to advocating for the poor, including famously resigning from the Clinton administration over Welfare reform in 1996. His new book, "Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Povery in America," makes the case that our criminal justice system --  with fines, money bail, license suspension and numerous other ways -- punishes the poor. A conversation with Peter Edelman on The Sound of Ideas.

 

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Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America Peter Edelman at The City Club of Cleveland - 12pm, December 13th

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-Peter Edelman, Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown Law Center, Faculty Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, and author, Not A Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

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