Deadly Injustice

Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System
edited by Devon Johnson, Particia Y. Warren, & Amy Farrell

HV 9950 .D425 2015

“The murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial and acquittal of his assailant, George Zimmerman, sparked a passionate national debate about race and criminal justice in America. Combined with intense outrage at New York City’s Stop and Frisk program and escalating anger over the effect of mass incarceration of the nation’s African American community, the Trayvon Martin case brought the racialized nature of the American justice system to the forefront of our national consciousness. Deadly Injustice uses the Trayvon Martin case as a springboard to examine race, crime, and justice in our criminal justice system. Contributors explore how race and racism inform how Americans think about criminality; how crimes are investigated and prosecuted; and how highly publicized criminal cases go on to shape public views about offenders and the criminal process. With a foreword by Lawrence D. Bobo, the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, Deadly Injustice is a timely, well-argued collection that illuminates the tragic and consequential death of Trayvon Martin.”
– publisher description


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