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Fair chance legislation: a state-level socio-political analysis

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2020

Authors

Creech, Danielle, author
Nowacki, Jeffrey, advisor
Opsal, Tara, committee member
Makela, Carole, committee member

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Abstract

Laws vary greatly from state to state, with little clear understanding of what conditions make certain legislation politically viable. Although many studies have examined the ways that voter sentiments and race/ethnic social dynamics are tied to certain types of legislation, little has been done to evaluate the ways power dynamics in state government might impact the type of legislation enacted. Thus, this study examines the relationship between racial/ethnic measures, socio-political measures, and 'fair chance legislation' (FCL). Using OLS regression, this work lays the foundation for further in-depth examination of state-level socio-political dynamics and legislative outcomes.

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2020 Spring.
Includes bibliographical references.

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government
power distribution
state politics
political climate
fair chance legislation
social context

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