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The High Cost Of Misdemeanors

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Misdemeanors by definition are relatively minor crimes. UC-Irvine law professor Alexandra Natapoff joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how these infractions often tip vulnerable populations into poverty once the legal machine kicks in. Her new book is called “Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal” (Basic Books).