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In Legal Terms: Misdemeanors

Today we'll have a discussion about the over-enforcement of misdemeanor crimes. We’ll talk about how the misdemeanor system impacts equality in the US with our two guests Professor Alexandra Natapoff, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and Professor Cliff Johnson, Director of the MacArthur Justice Center, University of Mississippi School of Law.

Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal by Alexandra Natapoff

“Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,” a documentary about the misdemeanor system

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