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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

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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of colour. In this book, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation's urban centres. Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, DC mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness - and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice
Awards note
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forman, James
Dewey number
  • 364.9'73'08996073
  • 364.97308996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
  • True Crime
Label
Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349143682
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780349143682
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America, James Forman, Jr
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349143682
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780349143682
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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