New York, NY :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2017.
306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics -- and their impact on people of color -- are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But the author points out that the war on crime in the 1970's was supported by many African Americans--judges, prosecutors, politicians, police officers, and voters--in the nation's urban centers. In this book Forman seeks to understand why.