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Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr, (electronic resource)

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Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America
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Locking up our own
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crime and punishment in black America
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James Forman, Jr
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eng
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n original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics-and their impact on people of color-are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story' In Locking Up Our Own, the Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman Jr. weighs the tragic role that some African Americans themselves played in escalating the war on crime. As Forman shows, the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office around the country amid a surge in crime. Many came to believe that tough measures-such as stringent drug and gun laws and "pretext traffic stops" in poor African American neighborhoods-were needed to secure a stable future for black communities. Some politicians and activists saw criminals as a "cancer" that had to be cut away from the rest of black America. Others supported harsh measures more reluctantly, believing they had no other choice in the face of a public safety emergency. Drawing on his experience as a public defender and focusing on Washington, D.C., Forman writes with compassion for individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas-from the young men and women he defended to officials struggling to cope with an impossible situation. The result is an original view of our justice system as well as a moving portrait of the human beings caught in its coils
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1967-
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Forman, James
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Narrated by Kevin R Free
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  • Free, Kevin R
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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • Political science
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Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (8 hr., 39 min.)
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9781501942211
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (8 hr., 39 min.)
File format
unknown
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online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501942211
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z12888
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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rbdZ12888
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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