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The Resource Crook County : racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Crook County : racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Label
Crook County : racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court
Title
Crook County
Title remainder
racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago-Cook County, and based on over 1,000 hours of observation, she takes readers inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts, often in plain sight. We watch white courtroom professionals classify and deliberate on the fates of mostly black and Latino defendants while racial abuse and due process violations are encouraged and even seen as justified. Judges fall asleep on the bench. Prosecutors hang out like frat boys in the judges' chambers while the fates of defendants hang in the balance. Public defenders make choices about which defendants they will try to 'save' and which they will sacrifice. Sheriff's officers cruelly mock and abuse defendants' family members. Crook County's powerful and at times devastating narratives reveal startling truths about a legal culture steeped in racial abuse. Defendants find themselves thrust into a pernicious legal world where courtroom actors live and breathe racism while simultaneously committing themselves to a colorblind ideal. Van Cleve urges all citizens to take a closer look at the way we do justice in America and to hold our arbiters of justice accountable to the highest standards of equality"--Book jacket
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CSt/DLC
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Van Cleve, Nicole Gonzalez
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Racism
  • Criminal courts
  • Minorities
  • Criminal courts
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Minorities
  • Racism
  • Illinois
Label
Crook County : racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780804790437
Lccn
2016003706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)932385930
Label
Crook County : racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780804790437
Lccn
2016003706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)932385930

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