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Books & Ebooks
The Color of the Third Degree by
Publication Date: 2019-11-25
The 1st historical study of police torture in the American South: Draws attention to the willing acceptance of violent coercion by prosecutors, judges, and juries, and brings to light the deep historical roots of police violence against African Americans, one of the most urgent and distressing issues of our time.
Excessive Use of Force by
Call Number: HV8141 .P72 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-15
An African American family’s personal experience with police brutality and misconduct, the behind the scene dynamics, as well as the personal emotional trauma experienced by victims’ families.
Policing Black Bodies by
Call Number: HV9950 .H395 2018
Publication Date: 2017-12-08
This book goes beyond chronicling isolated incidents of injustice to look at the broader systems of inequality in our society--how they're structured, how they harm Black people, and how we can work for positive change.
Just Mercy by
Call Number: KF373.S7456 A3 2014
Publication Date: 2015-08-18
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, wrongly condemned, & women and children trapped in our criminal justice system.
The New Jim Crow by
Call Number: HV9950 .A437 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-16
The U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, relegating millions to a permanent second-class status, even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness.