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Pfaff urges us to look at other factors instead, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. He describes a fractured criminal justice system, in which counties don't pay for the people they send to state prisons, and in which white suburbs set law-and-order agendas for more-heavily minority cities. And he shows that if we hope to significantly reduce prison populations, we have no choice but to think differently about how to deal with people convicted of violent crimes - and why some people are violent in the first place.
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By Andrew on 12-09-17
I have been reading a lot of very good non-fiction lately. This book is an absolute masterpiece. I first read Michelle Alexander’s book (The New Jim Crow) which is another must read and this book is a perfect follow-up read to that. This book is pretty much everything you could ask for if you are trying to form a deep understanding of mass incarceration. An absolute tour de force. It comes dangerously close to getting a little dull - only because facts and statistics tend to do that. The author never presents a number unless it is needed. The book takes it as given that the reader wants a careful and meticulous deep dive into the topic. I did and am just so thrilled I read this. There should be more non- fiction like this on every key policy debate. The narrator does a very good job and is extremely clear. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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By Amazon Customer on 07-12-18
while I wish he would've focused on bail reform and what European countries are doing to combat crime at some point, but overall, I was very impressed with this book. the emperical nature of it's arguments are refreshing and on point.