Legal Consciousness of Collateral Consequence Policies: Racial Inequality in the Carceral State

Awarded Scholars:
Laura DeMarco, North Carolina State University
Sadé Lindsay, Cornell University
Project Date:
Jan 2023
Award Amount:

Collateral sanctions restrict people with criminal convictions from obtaining certain jobs, voting, living in certain areas, and pursuing educational opportunities. Sociologists Laura DeMarco and Sadé Lindsay will investigate what justice-involved people know about collateral sanctions and how perceptions of colleterial sanctions impact their housing, employment, and educational aspirations and attainment. They will conduct a survey for their study.


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