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Back to Fundamentals: The Worsening Results of Ignoring the Social Contract in Baltimore City
Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class (2009)
  • John T Stinson
Abstract

This article examines how "get tough" law enforcement policies like Project EXILE, which target otherwise underserved low-income communities, often result in deeper rifts between poor neighborhoods and "mainstream society." The article contrasts the Maryland EXILE program implemented in Baltimore City by the U.S. Attorney, D. Md., with the "Stop Snitching" phenomenon, concluding that both work together to advance the erosion of the traditional social contract thought to undergird American democracy.

Keywords
  • criminal enforcement,
  • Project EXILE,
  • stop snitching,
  • social contract
Disciplines
Publication Date
Spring 2009
Citation Information
John T. Stinson, Back to Fundamentals: The Worsening Results of Ignoring the Social Contract in Baltimore City, 8 Md. J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 291 (2009)