Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky is a really long book at 800 pages.
“Alarming and timely, Justice Failed is a must-read for anyone hoping to better understand the reality of modern American criminal justice.”
“Blind Injustice provides great insight into how wrongful convictions happen in a system designed to avoid them.”
When a juvenile commits a crime, the constituents of the criminal justice system must answer a question: Is the kid a criminal, or is the criminal a kid?
“may be as close as most of us will ever come to understanding isolation, a sentence described by William Blake as ‘worse than death.’”
“The book is a roadmap to where the ‘immoral’ crosses the line to the ‘illegal,’ a boundary not fixed, but a terrain of social struggle that shifts over time.”
“provides a broad and comprehensive framework from which anyone can gain an understanding of the powerful forces that drive the criminal justice system.”
Sociologists, criminologists, and other scholars regularly study and debate what works about the American criminal justice system and what doesn't.
"Prisoners," wrote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, "retain the essence of human dignity. . . .
Don’t talk to police! What? Why not? Law professor James J. Duane tells you why; and if you do not heed his advice, you do so at your peril. Does that shock you?
This book can be summed up in four words: It’s excellent. Read it.
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