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

Label
Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America
Title
Locking up our own
Title remainder
crime and punishment in black America
Statement of responsibility
James Forman, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the author points out that the war on crime in the 1970's was supported by many African Americans--judges, prosecutors, politicians, police officers, and voters--in the nation's urban centers. In this book Forman seeks to understand why
Summary
In Locking Up Our Own, author James Forman Jr. offers historical background to the U.S. War on Crime's aggressive policing and long criminal sentences. African American leaders welcomed these approaches, which began in the 1970s, but now the measures seem to be disproportionately targeting poor black men. Forman, a Yale law professor and former public defender, offers a thought-provoking perspective on combating drugs and violent crime. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2018.
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10558692
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Forman, James
Dewey number
364.973089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.F655 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • African American judges
  • African American politicians
  • African American police
  • Social justice
  • United States
Target audience
general
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crime and punishment in Black America
Label
Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780374537449
Lccn
2016041345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn959667302
Label
Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780374537449
Lccn
2016041345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn959667302

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