Cheating Welfare Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

ISBN-10: 0814760791

ISBN-13: 9780814760796

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kaaryn S. Gustafson

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Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between the welfare system and the criminal justice system have blurred—so much so that in some locales prosecution caseloads for welfare fraud exceed welfare caseloads. In reality, some recipients manipulate the welfare system for their own ends, others are gravely hurt by punitive policies, and still others fall somewhere in between.InCheating Welfare, Kaaryn S. Gustafson endeavors to clear up these gray areas by providing insights into the history, social construction, and lived experience of welfare. She shows why cheating is all but inevitable—not because poor people are immoral, but because ordinary individuals navigating complex systems of rules are likely to become entangled despite their best efforts. Through an examination of the construction of the crime we know as welfare fraud, which she bases on in-depth interviews with welfare recipients in Northern California, Gustafson challenges readers to question their assumptions about welfare policies, welfare recipients, and crime control in the United States.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Kaaryn S. Gustafson is a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Reconstructing Social Ills: From the Perils of Poverty to Welfare Dependency
The Criminalization of Poverty
A Glimpse at the Interviewees
Living within and without the Rules
Engaging with Rules and Negotiating Compliance
Contextualizing Criminality, Noncompliance, and Resistance
Cheating Ourselves
Critical Methodology
Interview Schedule
Works Cited
Index
About the Author
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