Policing the Black Man is a powerful collection of essays exploring and critiquing the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing.
Angela J. Davis, professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law, has assembled 12 essays by notable legal scholars and criminal justice experts, including Marc Mauer, Bryan Stevenson, and Sherrilyn Ifill. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court’s failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system.
This book is a must-read for those interested in the Black Lives Matter movement and the critical issues of race and justice in America.
You can purchase a copy of Policing the Black Man here.