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Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own

  • Author: James Forman, Jr.
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349143676
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction Longlisted for the National Book Award One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017 Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of colour. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation's urban centres. Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, DC mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness - and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighbourhoods. A former public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas - from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why American society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system.

Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration

Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration

Hope from Civil Society

  • Author: Anthony B. Bradley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108427545
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 225
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Personalism points to reforming criminal justice from the person up by changing criminal law and enlisting civil society institutions.

Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris

Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris

A Voter's Guide

  • Author: Scott Dworkin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1510750347
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 144
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Kamala Harris is already a contender to take on Donald Trump despite still refining her positions. Learn what makes the lawyer, legislator, and progressive Democrat a strong candidate. Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris: A Voter’s Guide is your handbook to understanding the candidacy of Kamala Harris and deciding if she deserves your vote in the Democratic primary, and ultimately to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The senator, former prosecutor, and attorney general from California has gained momentum after a strong national showing at the Kavanaugh hearings. She is a strong voice in the Senate, and serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget. While she is still refining her campaign stances, she has voiced support for gun control, the Green New Deal, lowering middle class taxes, DREAMers, net neutrality, and legalizing marijuana. Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris: A Voter’s Guide examines how her campaign will solidify, the type of leader she’ll be, and her chances versus Donald Trump in the general election. The Meet the Candidates 2020 series is the informed voter’s guide to making a decision in the 2020 Democratic primary and presidential election. Each book gives an unbiased, political insider’s analysis of each contender, featuring: candidate interviews; an introduction by campaign adviser, Democratic Coalition co-founder, and Dworkin Report host Scott Dworkin; and compilation and writing by Occupy Democrats Editor at Large Grant Stern. In two hours of reading, you’ll understand their defining characteristics, credentials, campaign issues, challenges, presidential chances, and everything else you need to know to decide who should challenge Donald Trump. Whether it’s for Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, or another, Meet the Candidates is what you need to make an informed vote for president in 2020.

American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

  • Author: Kevin R. Reitz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190203544
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 560
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The idea of American exceptionalism has made frequent appearances in discussions of criminal justice policies--as it has in many other areas--to help portray or explain problems that are especially acute in the U.S., including mass incarceration, retention of the death penalty, racial and ethnic disparities, and the War on Drugs. While scholars do not universally agree that it is an apt or useful framework, there is no question that the U.S. is an outlier, when compared with other industrialized democracies, in its punitive and exclusionary criminal justice policies. This volume of essays deepens the debate of American exceptionalism in crime and punishment through comparative political, economic, and historical analyses, with an orientation toward forward-looking prescriptions for American law, policy, and institutions of government. The chapters expand the literature to neglected areas such as community supervision, parole release, and collateral consequences of conviction; explore claims of causation, in particular the view that the U.S. history of slavery and racial inequality has been a primary driver of crime policy; examine arguments that the framework of multiple governments and localized crime control, populist style of democracy, and laissez-faire economy are implicated in problems of both crime and punishment; and assess theories that cultural values are the most salient predictors of penal severity and violent crime. With an outstanding list of contributors edited by a leading authority on punishment, this volume demonstrates that the largest problems of crime and justice cannot be brought into focus from the perspective of single jurisdiction, and that comparative inquiries are necessary for an understanding of the current predicament in the US.

The Economist

The Economist

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Harpers Weekly

Harpers Weekly

A Journal of Civilization

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  • Category: United States
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American Journal of Education

American Journal of Education

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The Nation

The Nation

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

  • Author: United States. Congress
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  • Category: Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The examiner

The examiner

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