Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Tennessee at Knoxville and KWI International Fellow Kasey Henricks recently released two publications on the phenomenon of incorrectly issued parking tickets: an article in Socius (a generalist journal of the American Sociological Association) as well as a policy report for the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.
Kasey Henricks on the project: „These interrelated projects advance an alternative mode of knowledge production that dislodges the category of crime from a policing perspective, all within the world of parking tickets issued under false pretenses in the City of Chicago. Whereas „The Irrelevance of Innocence“ uses a multilevel framework to uncover the antecedents of these erroneous tickets, „475,106 Mistakes“ highlights myriad ways these tickets intensify raced and classed inequalities while deepening profits for corporate interests“.
His findings have been covered in stories from Chicago news outlets WBEZ and WGNNews.
Publication References and Links:
- Henricks, Kasey and Ruben Ortiz. 2022. „The Irrelevance of Innocence: Ethnoracial Context, Occupational Differences in Policing, and Tickets Issued in Error.“ Socius 8:1-19. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23780231221084774
- Henricks, Kasey, Chris D. Poulos, Iván Arenas, Ruben Ortiz, and Amanda E. Lewis. 2022. 475,106 Mistakes: The Cost of Erroneous Tickets. Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. https://uofi.app.box.com/s/3ciafbmyhznzmgaayssgi002e9l5adzi