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The Resource Charged : the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration, Emily Bazelon

Charged : the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration, Emily Bazelon

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Charged : the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration
Title
Charged
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the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration
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Emily Bazelon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A renowned investigative journalist exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis, and also offers a way out. The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in fact, it is prosecutors who have the upper hand, in a contest that is far from equal. More than anyone else, prosecutors decide who goes free and who goes to prison, and even who lives and who dies. The system wasn't designed for this kind of unchecked power, and in Charged, Emily Bazelon shows that it is an underreported cause of enormous injustice--and the missing piece in the mass incarceration puzzle. But that's only half the story. Prosecution in America is at a crossroads. The power of prosecutors makes them the actors in the system--the only actors--who can fix what's broken without changing a single law. They can end mass incarceration, protect against coercive plea bargains and convicting the innocent, and tackle racial bias. And because in almost every state we, the people, elect prosecutors, it is within our power to reshape the choices they make. In the last few years, for the first time in American history, a wave of reform-minded prosecutors has taken office in major cities throughout the country. Bazelon follows them, showing the difference they make for people caught in the system and how they are coming together as a new kind of lobby for justice and mercy. In Charged, Emily Bazelon mounts a major critique of the American criminal justice system--and charts the movement for change"--
  • "The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in fact, it is prosecutors who have the upper hand, in a contest that is far from equal. More than anyone else, prosecutors decide who goes free and who goes to prison, and even who lives and who dies. The system wasn't designed for this kind of unchecked power, and in Charged, Emily Bazelon shows that it is an underreported cause of enormous injustice--and the missing piece in the mass incarceration puzzle. But that's only half the story. Prosecution in America is at a crossroads. The power of prosecutors makes them the actors in the system--the only actors--who can fix what's broken without changing a single law. They can end mass incarceration, protect against coercive plea bargains and convicting the innocent, and tackle racial bias. And because in almost every state we, the people, elect prosecutors, it is within our power to reshape the choices they make. In the last few years, for the first time in American history, a wave of reform-minded prosecutors has taken office in major cities throughout the country. Bazelon follows them, showing the difference they make for people caught in the system and how they are coming together as a new kind of lobby for justice and mercy. In Charged, Emily Bazelon mounts a major critique of the American criminal justice system--and charts the movement for change"--
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Bazelon, Emily
Dewey number
345.73/05042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9640
LC item number
.B39 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prosecution
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • Public prosecutors
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
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Charged : the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration, Emily Bazelon
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-391) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The power of the charge. Charge ; The hearing ; Bail ; Gun court ; Elections ; Trial ; The guilty plea ; The new D.A.s -- Part II: The quality of mercy. The appeal ; Diversion ; The Alford plea ; The dismissal ; The ethics trial ; Reform -- Appendix: Twenty-one principles for twenty-first-century prosecutors
Control code
on1055568774
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 409 pages
Isbn
9780399590023
Lccn
2018045826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055568774
Label
Charged : the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration, Emily Bazelon
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-391) 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
Contents
Part I. The power of the charge. Charge ; The hearing ; Bail ; Gun court ; Elections ; Trial ; The guilty plea ; The new D.A.s -- Part II: The quality of mercy. The appeal ; Diversion ; The Alford plea ; The dismissal ; The ethics trial ; Reform -- Appendix: Twenty-one principles for twenty-first-century prosecutors
Control code
on1055568774
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 409 pages
Isbn
9780399590023
Lccn
2018045826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055568774

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