A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller—"one of the most influential books of the past 20 years," according to the Chronicle of Higher Education—with a new preface by the author
"It is in no small part thanks to Alexander's account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system."
—Adam Shatz, London Review of Books
Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is "undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S."
Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.
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This brief comparatively reviews the security and safety features of hotels and home sharing services. It reviews crime data, laws, and applicable theories – such as defensible space, rational choice, and routine activity theories - to determine how responsibility for crime control and accident prevention in these industries is allotted.This analysis identifies key policy questions about the role of the home sharing hosts and guests in ensuring their own safety and security, which will be of interest to policy makers, researchers and practitioners in criminal justice and law enforcement, as well as those involved in the home sharing and hotel industries.
Media Law and Ethicsis a comprehensive overview and a thoughtful introduction to media law principles and cases as well as related ethical concerns relevant to the practice of professional communication. This is the fi rst textbook to explicitly integrate both media law and ethics within one volume. Since it integrates both current law and ethical queries, it is ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses in media law and ethics. Co-author Kyu Ho Youm expands this edition’s international scope, updating and broadening his chapter on international and foreign law. The book also covers the most timely and controversial issues in modern American media. The new fifth edition has been updated with current events and discusses the potential impact they have.
I. What is Trust?
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The Handbook is preceded by a foreword by Maria Baghramian, an introduction by volume editor Judith Simon, and each chapter includes a bibliography and cross-references to other entries in the volume.
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When you’re in court, stakes are too high for you to fumble for words. Colorado Rules of Evidence with Objections is there to help. Seasoned advocates Judge William G. Meyer (ret.), Anthony Bocchino, and David Sonenshein break down, in alphabetical order, every topic of inadmissible evidence (such as Argumentative, Hearsay, Privileged, among many others) and offer the perfect objection, along with the response, cross-reference to the Code, and explanation to back it up. This pocket-sized book, reflecting changes through January 1, 2020, lets you instantly consult the relevant Colorado Rule, find appropriate objections and responses during trial, and gain insight from practice tips and legal interpretations.
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