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PRLS 2505: Latinxs in the Criminal Justice Complex (Aja): Week 4: Criminology / LatinX Criminal Imaginary (pt 2)

Prof. Aja's Fall 2020 OER

Week 4

Critical Criminology and the Construction of the LatinX Criminal Imaginary, Part II


Hernández, Kelly L. 2017. City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965. University of Northern Carolina Press. [Selected pages.]

Video (not required)

Citation: Citation: [issi] (Apr 2, 2018) Kelly Lytle Hernandez : City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging (1:08:05). Retrieved from:

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. In this talk based on her new book, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world’s leading incarcerator.

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Signs like the one in this undated image were displayed at various restaurants and other pubic accommodations under a system known as "Juan Crow" laws.