Racial justice, judicial reform, and systemic racism have been hot topics on the nation’s radar screen in recent years.
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“A fascinating page-turner, Rogues’ Gallery will appeal to true crime buffs and anyone interested in the dark side of life in late 19th century New York City.”
“In its best and final chapter, Prison by Any Other Name describes how every individual can help build a different sort of community and emergency-response system, one neighborhood
“The heart of the book . . .
There is a question that is rarely asked or addressed by any constituent of the American criminal justice system.
“This is not a must-read for those involved in the criminal justice system or those interested in criminal justice reform.
The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment at the hands of the government.
“The criminal justice system is in need of a seismic shift, and Kelley, Pitman, and Streusands' proposal is exactly the kind of major change needed.”
“belongs in the pantheon of criminal justice scholarship.”
The body of scholarship dedicated to analyzing, understanding, and changing America's enormous carceral complex is growing fast.
“a refreshing look at the causes of mass incarceration . . . a must-read for anyone involved in the criminal justice reform movement.”
“The criminal justice system has adapted itself to the world of mass incarceration.”
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. . . .