Episode 111

Who Pays for Justice?

January 10, 2018
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Issues
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • American Democracy
Professor of Sociology and Presidential Term Professor, University of Washington

A $50 citation, $100 in court costs—for many Americans navigating the criminal justice system, fines and fees like these add up quickly. Professor Alexes Harris reveals why local governments charge convicts to pay for the justice system and how this disproportionately burdens marginalized people and communities.