The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. The bill's passage has often been credited to the political leadership of President Lyndon B. Johnson, or the moral force of Martin Luther King Jr. Yet as Risen shows, the battle for the Civil Rights Act was a story much bigger than those two men.
In the Jim Crow South, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and, later, Vietnamese and Indian Americans faced obstacles similar to those experienced by African Americans in their fight for civil & human rights.
This article published in the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review studies the role of race in predicting who among those sentenced to death under the modern death penalty are actually executed.
The American legal system is experiencing a period of extreme stress, as it seems to be losing its legitimacy some segments of its constituency. This book offers an all-inclusive account of how and why African Americans differ in their willingness to ascribe legitimacy to legal institutions, as well as in their willingness to accept the policy decisions those institutions promulgate.
Introduces the cutting-edge technology that is changing how the police do their jobs and shows why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool.