On the run: fugitive life in an American city

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display_descriptionForty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives--family, relationships, jobs--into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences. Alice Goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in Philadelphia, and her close observations and often harrowing stories reveal the pernicious effects of this pervasive policing. Goffman introduces us to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance--some of them small-time drug dealers, others just ordinary guys dealing with limited choices. All find the web of presumed criminality, built as it is on the very associations and friendships that make up a life, nearly impossible to escape.
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ils:688954BookBooksEnglishThe University of Chicago Press, 2014.xiv, 277 pages ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetAfrican American youth -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
African American youth -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Imprisonment -- Social aspects -- United States
Racial profiling in law enforcement -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
title_displayOn the run : fugitive life in an American city
title_fullOn the run : fugitive life in an American city / Alice Goffman
title_shortOn the run
title_subfugitive life in an American city
topic_facetAfrican American youth
Criminal justice, Administration of
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Imprisonment
Legal status, laws, etc
Racial profiling in law enforcement
Social aspects
Social conditions