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Episode 1190

The feminist war on crime / Aya Gruber

Jun 23 2020

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Aya Gruber

Domestic violence, race, class and the edge of carceral feminism.

Law scholar Aya Gruber examines the intersection of gender crime and criminal law in the mass incarceration era - and explains how 'tough on crime' policies towards domestic violence expanded the policing, surveillance and punishment of marginalized communities, amplifying the harm faced by victims and their families.

Aya is author of the book The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women's Liberation in Mass Incarceration from University of California Press.