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A colony in a nation

by Hayes, Christopher, 1979-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books PL 364.973 Hay
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  PL 364.973 Hay
 
 
Summary
America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure--wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation--reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first "law and order" president. Hayes examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential "broken windows" theory to the "squeegee men" of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists--in a place we least suspect.
Additional Information
Subjects Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Discrimination in law enforcement -- United States.
Social justice -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Solon, Ohio :Findaway World, LLC,2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Recorded Books, Inc.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by the author.
Language English
Notes One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player.
Release date supplied by publisher.
"HD Audio."
Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 1 audio media player (5 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781501973055
1501973053
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