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Author Van Cleve, Nicole Gonzalez, author.

Title Crook County : racism and injustice in America's largest criminal court / Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2016]
©2016
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  345.7730108 VAN    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  345.7730108 VAN    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index.
Summary Van Cleve spent ten years working in the Chicago-Cook County courthouse. She reveals startling truths about a legal culture steeped in racial abuse, and urges all citizens to take a closer look at the way we do justice in America.
Contents Introduction : Opening the courthouse doors -- Separate and unequal justice -- Of monsters and mopes : racial and criminal "immorality" -- Race in everyday legal practices -- There are no racists here : prosecutors in the criminal courts -- Rethinking Gideon's army : defense attorneys in the criminal courts -- Conclusion : Racialized punishment in the courts : a call to action.
Subject Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Illinois -- Cook County.
Racism -- Illinois -- Cook County.
Criminal courts -- Illinois -- Cook County.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Illinois -- Cook County.
ISBN 9780804790437 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804790434 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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