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The Resource Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr

Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr

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Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America
Title
Locking up our own
Title remainder
crime and punishment in black America
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James Forman, Jr
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eng
Summary
"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."--Back cover
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KAH
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1967-
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Forman, James
Dewey number
364.973 FORMAN
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other
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Narrated by Kevin R. Free
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Free, Kevin R
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Life and death, Power over
  • African American judges
  • African American politicians
  • African American police
  • United States
  • Social justice
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Label
Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr
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Copyright
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501942150
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04627
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn987542381
  • (OCoLC)987542381
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Label
Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501942150
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04627
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn987542381
  • (OCoLC)987542381
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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