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Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System Paperback – November 22, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0521743815 ISBN-10: 0521743818 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (November 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521743818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521743815
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,789,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The stain of minority incarceration has spread so widely that it is corrupting our nation. In this book, Jerry Miller carefully documents the intellectual genesis of this corruption and describes the profound changes needed to rescue the country from the descent into brutality."
-John McKnight, Northwestern University

Book Description

An exploration into the criminal justice system in America today and its impact on young African American males, this book challenges the linking of crime and race and the conservative anti-welfare, hard-on-crime agenda. Jerry Miller has spent a lifetime studying and challenging our criminal justice system. He has worked to make it more progressive and more just. He has watched as it turned into a system of segregation and control for many Americans of color. That is the story told here in devastating detail.

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By alberto benvenuti on February 5, 2014
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Pioneering, but after Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow, it makes no sense to read this old book, even the second edition.
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