Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration
Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration. Bazelon focuses on the power of prosecutors to charge offenders and the incentives that lead to choices made. She selects two offenders, Noura and Kevin, and their prosecutors in Memphis and Brooklyn respectively. Bazelon makes a persuasive case in this book that criminal justice reform is needed, and that fixing the parts of the system that are broken will lead to a stronger society. Readers with no personal experience of the criminal justice system will come away from reading this book with eyes wide open, and those readers with hands on experience are likely to find many practical suggestions for ways to repair this broken system. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Charged from amazon.com.