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Policing the Open Road

by Sarah A. Seo & Nancy Wu Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

How the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing-with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system.

When Americans...


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Bleeding Out

by Thomas Abt Basic Books (June 24, 2019)

From a Harvard scholar and former Obama official, a powerful proposal for curtailing violent crime in America

Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time. But as Harvard...


Punishment Without Crime

by Alexandra Natapoff Basic Books (December 30, 2018)

A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminals

Punishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining...


Why Honor Matters

by Tamler Sommers Basic Books (May 07, 2018)

A controversial call to put honor at the center of morality

To the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized...


Insane

by Alisa Roth Basic Books (April 02, 2018)

An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons from a veteran public radio journalist.

America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago...


The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

by Tucker Carrington, Radley Balko & John Grisham PublicAffairs (February 26, 2018)

A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives

After two three-year-old...


Grass Roots

by Emily Dufton & Greg Baglia Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

How earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and other ordinary Americans went to war over marijuana

In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued...


Grass Roots

by Emily Dufton Basic Books (December 04, 2017)

How earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and other ordinary Americans went to war over marijuana

In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued...


Mental Health, Inc.

by Art Levine & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2017)

Prizewinning investigative journalist Art Levine offers a no-holds-barred and crucial call to action for America's broken mental health system.

The mental health system in America is hardly a front-burner issue,...


Dog Company

by Lynn Vincent & Roger Hill Center Street (April 10, 2017)

The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up...


Illusion of Justice

by Jerome F. Buting & Sean Pratt HarperAudio (February 28, 2017)

Interweaving an insider's account of the true crime saga driving Netflix sensation Making a Murderer with other controversial cases from his career, this powerful memoir from Steven Avery's defense attorney...


Locked In

by John Pfaff Basic Books (February 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking reassessment of the American prison system, challenging the widely accepted explanations for our exploding incarceration rates

In Locked In, John Pfaff argues that the factors most commonly cited...


The Devil's Defender

by John Henry Browne & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

In the tradition of bestselling legal memoirs from Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Gerry Spence, and Alan Dershowitz, John Henry Browne's The Devil's Defender recounts his tortuous education in what it means...


Executing Grace

by Shane Claiborne & Dan John Miller HarperAudio (June 07, 2016)

In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and...


The Great Escape

by Angus Deaton & Matthew Brenher Blackstone Publishing (January 25, 2016)

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great...


Enemies Within

by Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (September 03, 2013)

Two Pulitzer Prize-winningjournalists take an unbridled look into one of the most sensitive post-9/11national security investigations, a breathtaking race to avert a seconddevastating terrorist attack on American...


Landmark

by the Staff of the Washington Post & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

After a year-long political war, in March 2010 President Obama and the Democratic leaders of Congress achieved a victory that has eluded lawmakers for seventy-five years: an overhaul of America’s health-care...


The Challenge

by Jonathan Mahler & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (August 05, 2008)

In November 2001, a thirty-one-year-old Yemeni man named Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured near the Pakistan border and turned over to US forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden’s driver,...


If I Did It

by The Goldman Family, various narrators, Grover Gardner & G. Valmont Thomas et al. Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2007)

In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O.J. Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but...


The Case of Abraham Lincoln

by Julie M. Fenster, Hillary Huber & Douglas Brinkley Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

In 1856, Abraham Lincoln was at a difficult point, personally. Depressed, edgy, and often despondent, he had grown bored with his work as a lawyer. He saw himself as a former congressman with little future in...


The Devil's Advocates

by Michael S. Lief, H. Mitchell Caldwell, Gabrielle de Cuir & Mirron Willis et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The Devil’s Advocates shows us the crimes and trials that have so captivated the public, cases that have also helped to illuminate underlying principals of the American criminal-justice system over the years....


Objection!

by Nancy Grace, Marguerite Gavin & Diane Clehane Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

As host of Closing Arguments on Court TV and Nancy Grace on CNN Headline News, Nancy Grace has won legions of devoted fans with her intelligent, plainspoken approach to the law. A passionate advocate of victims’...