Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America - Prof. James Forman Jr.

Professor James Forman Jr. of Yale Law School discussed the topics in his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America" (Farrar Straus and Giroux 2017), named one of the 10 best books of 2017 by the New York Times, at Chicago-Kent on January 17, 2018. Critics of America's criminal justice system have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. In this book, Professor Forman points out the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African-American leaders in the nation’s urban centers, and he seeks to understand why.