“The opinions of the researchers point to a need for an overhaul of the criminal justice system and the beliefs espoused therein, as well as those expressed on social media. Highly readable and informative. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”
"Devon Johnson, Patricia Warren, and Amy Farrell have assembled an impressive array of scholars to focus on [a] set of thorny issues for our criminal justice system and for the vitality of American democracy....This volume, bringing together new research and fresh analyses from sociologists, criminologists, legal scholars, and political scientists takes huge steps toward the all-important...re-framing of issues that needs to happen."
—from the Foreword by Lawrence Bobo
“This book provides a powerful and timely review of the need to see the connection between race, death, and injustice in America. It is time for us to have this much-needed conversation, which will help us, as a community, understand that far too many children are dying from the hands of assailants. We need to focus on life, rather than death, for our children.”
—Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
“Deadly Injustice strips away the willful racial blindsight that has frustrated scholars who seek to reveal the ways in which our legal institutions deny basic justice when state actors kill young black men and women.Johnson, Warren and Farrell have assembled outstanding scholars whose analytic skills shed new and harsh light into the dark corners of law and criminal justice to reveal the racialization and inequalities in the course of both egregious and everyday events.The analytic focus of this unique volume will sharpen theory and research on racial disparities in justice, and create a new scholarship that can shift our basic understanding of race, law and socio-legal culture to explain these undeniable and disturbing facts.”
—Jeffrey A. Fagan, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law
“At a time when we’ve seen fundamental shifts in the policing and criminal justice terrain in our country, this important volume adds depth and dimension to our understanding of race, ethnicity and justice in America.This is must reading not only for scholars in the field but also for policymakers and practitioners committed to ensuring that our criminal justice system actually delivers justice.”
—Laurie O. Robinson, Co-Chair, The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and former Assistant Attorney General
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