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Michael Brown's Family Pushes Missouri Body Camera Bill
by AP


Racial Disparities in Florida Safety Belt Law Enforcement
by ACLU Staff


New York City’s Promising Step on Criminal Justice
by the NYT Editorial Board


New York City Is Set to Adopt New Approach on Policing Minor Offenses
by Daivd Goodman


Chicago agrees to pay $5.5m to victims of police torture in 1970s and 80s
by Zach Stafford


Black Lives Matter is Top News Story of 2015
by Stephen Handelman


Cleveland Officer Will Not Face Charges in Tamir Rice Shooting Death
by Mitch Smith


Decline in Stop and Frisk Tactic Drives Drop in Police Action in New York
by Southall Ashley


Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System Book Released

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 that involved everyone from bloggers to mayoral candidates to President Obama himself. With increased attention to these causes, from St. Louis to Los Angeles, intense outrage at New York City’s Stop and Frisk program and escalating anger over the effect of mass incarceration on 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 Martin/Zimmerman case as a springboard to examine race, crime, and justice in our current criminal justice system. 
Contributors explore how race and racism informs how Americans think about criminality, how crimes are investigated and prosecuted, and how the media interprets and reports on crime. At the center of their analysis sit examples of the Zimmerman trial and Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, providing current and resonant examples for readers as they work through the bigger-picture problems plaguing the American justice system. This important volume demonstrates how highly publicized criminal cases go on to shape public views about offenders, the criminal process, and justice more generally, perpetuating the same unjust cycle for future generations. A timely, well-argued collection, Deadly Injustice is an illuminating, headline-driven text perfect for students and scholars of criminology and an important contribution to the discussion of race and crime in America.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Fires Chicago Police Superintendent


University of Missouri Protests Spur a Day of Change


Ontario sets strict new limits on police street checks
by Wendy Gillis


African-American Youth Falsely Arrested, Jailed Because of Hoodie: Lawsuit
by Victoria Bekiempis


Come celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the Center in Race, Crime and Justice!
Thursday, October 8th 2015
5:30 - 7:30PM


Special Prosecutors Are Useful, but Not a Guarantee Against Prejudice
by Delores Jones Brown