9780679438816

Race, Crime, and the Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679438816

  • ISBN10:

    0679438815

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-05-01
  • Publisher: Pantheon

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Summary

In this powerfully reasoned, lucidly written work, Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy takes on the highly complex issues of race, crime, and the legal system, uncovering the long-standing failure of the justice system to protect blacks from criminals and revealing difficult truths about these factors in the United States.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
1. The Race Question in Criminal Law: Changing the Politics of the Conflict
3(26)
2. History: Unequal Protection
29(47)
3. History: Unequal Enforcement
76(60)
4. Race, Law, and Suspicion: Using Color as a Proxy for Dangerousness
136(32)
5. Race and the Composition of Juries: Setting the Ground Rules
168(25)
6. Race and the Composition of Juries: The Peremptory Challenge
193(38)
7. Race and the Composition of Juries: From Antidiscrimination to Imposing Diversity
231(25)
8. Playing the Race Card in a Criminal Trial
256(55)
9. Race, Law, and Punishment: The Death Penalty
311(40)
10. Race, Law, and Punishment: The War on Drugs
351(36)
Afterword 387(4)
Notes 391(74)
Bibliography 465(50)
Index 515

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