Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment


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A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.

Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing.  Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court’s failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system. Policing the Black Man is an enlightening must-read for anyone interested in the critical issues of race and justice in America. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525436614
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 118,261
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

ANGELA J. DAVIS is a professor of law at the American University and a former director of the D.C. Public Defender Service. She is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor and the coeditor of several books on criminal law and procedure. She has also written many articles and contributed chapters to many books on prosecutorial power and racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

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Table of Contents

Angela J. Davis 
A Presumption of Guilt: The Legacy of America’s History of Racial Injustice
Bryan Stevenson 
The Endurance of Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System 
Marc Mauer 
Boys to Men: The Role of Policing in the Socialization of Black Boys 
Kristin Henning 
Racial Profiling: The Law, the Policy, and the Practice 
Renée McDonald Hutchins 
Making Implicit Bias Explicit: Black Men and the Police 
Katheryn Russell- Brown 
Policing: A Model for the Twenty-first Century 
Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler 
The Prosecution of Black Men 
Angela J. Davis
The Grand Jury and Police Violence Against Black Men 
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.
Elected Prosecutors and Police Accountability 
Ronald F. Wright
Do Black Lives Matter to the Courts? 
Jin Hee Lee and Sherrilyn A. Ifill
Poverty, Violence, and Black Incarceration 
Jeremy Travis and Bruce Western

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