15 Books That Have Informed My View of Criminal Justice In America

These books have informed my view of criminal justice in America. book plainm

(1) The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

(2) Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection by Niobe Way

(3) Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

(4) People of the Lie: The Hope For Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck

(5) The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Phillip Zimbardo

(6) Columbine: Dave Cullen

(7) Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work by Paul Babiak and Robert D. Hare

(8) Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare

(9) The Autobiography of an Execution by David R. Down

(10) Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas

(11) Dangerous Instincts: Use an FBI Profiler’s Tactics to Avoid Unsafe Situations by Mary Ellen O’Toole

(12) False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict The Innocent by Jim and Nancy Petro

(13) Inside: Life Behind Bars in America by Michael Santos

(14) Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt

(15) The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

What are some of your favorites? Do you have any books that resonate, “stay with you” or that you continually reference?

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