Title

Interview with Vicki Lens, author, Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts

Abstract

It’s been said that for poor and low-income Americans, the law is all over. Join us for a conversation with Vicki Lens, who, in Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in Court (Oxford University Press, 2015), shows us how vulnerable populations interact with the legal system. Prof. Lens will talk about fair hearings for welfare applicants, cases of child maltreatment and neglect, the ways in which the law protects and coerces people with mental illness, and the implications for homelessness on New York’s right to shelter.

Publication Date

11-21-2016

Journal Title

New Books Network

Publisher

Amherst College Press

Document Type

Interview

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