Researching Law, Vol. 25, No. 1
The publication of a first book is always a big milestone in an academic career, and this past fall, with the release of her Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation (University of Chicago Press), ABF’ Research Professor Traci Burch celebrated just such an occasion. As its title implies, the book is an in-depth study of the effects of mass incarceration on the political participation not only of individuals directly under criminal justice system supervision, but also their families, neighbors and communities. This edition of Researching Law details the context, research methods, and conclusions presented in Burch’s book.