Must-Read Criminal Justice Books
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Alexander, MichelleThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
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Balko, Radley and Carrington, TuckerThe Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South
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Bauer, ShaneAmerican Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
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Baxter, EmilyWe are All Criminals
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Black, WilliamThe Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry
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Bogira, SteveCourtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
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Butler, PaulChokehold: Policing Black Men
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Camp, JordanIncarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State
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Christie, NilsCrime Control as Industry
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Conover, TedNewjack: Guarding Sing Sing
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Davis, AngelaArbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor
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Davis, AngelaAre Prisons Obsolete?
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Dean, JohnThe Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment That Redefined the Supreme Court
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Douds, Anne and Ahlin, EileenRethinking America’s Correctional Policies: Commonsense Choices from Uncommon Voices
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Eisen, Lauren-BrookeInside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration
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Elva, Thordis and Stranger, TomSouth of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility
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Forman Jr., JamesLocking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
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Freire, PauloPedagogy of the Oppressed
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Gilmore, Ruth WilsonGolden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California
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Gonzalez Van Cleve, NicoleCrook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court
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Goodman, Philip and Page, JoshuaBreaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle Over Criminal Justice
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Gottschalk, MarieCaught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
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Hartman, KennethMother California: A Story of Redemption Behind Bars
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Hessick, Carissa ByrneRefining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences
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Hinton, Anthony RayThe Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
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Horowitz, EmilyProtecting Our Kids?: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us
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Jackson, GeorgeBlood in My Eye
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Jackson, GeorgeSoledad Brother
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Janus, EricFailure to Protect: America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State
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Jeglic, Elizabeth and Calkins, CynthiaSexual Violence: Evidence Based Policy and Prevention
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Kennedy, DavidDon't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America
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Kennedy, RandallRace, Crime, and the Law
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Kerman, PiperOrange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
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Kleiman, MarkWhen Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment
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Kohler-Hausmann, IssaMisdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing
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Kohler-Hausmann, JulillyGetting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America
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Lancaster, RogerSex Panic and the Punitive State
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Lucado, MaxYou'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for your Turbulent Times
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Mancini, ChristinaSex Crime, Offenders, and Society: A Critical Look at Sexual Offending & Policy
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Mauer, Marc and Nellis, AshleyThe Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences
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Medwed, DanielProsecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent
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Murakawa, NaomiThe First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America
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Perlin, Michael and Cucolo, Heather EllisShaming the Constitution: The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation
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Pfaff, JohnLocked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration--and How to Achieve Real Reform
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Reiman, JeffreyThe Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice
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Silverglate, HarveyThree Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent
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Solzhenitsyn, AleksandrThe Gulag Archipelago Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation
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Stevenson, BryanJust Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
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Stuntz, WilliamsThe Collapse of American Criminal Justice
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Taibbi, Matt and Crabapple, MollyThe Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
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Thompson, Heather AnnBlood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy
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Ward, JesmynSing, Unburied, Sing
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Wilson, Chris and Witter, Bret
The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose
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