In Conversation about ‘Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court’

Labyrinth Books Event with AAS Co-Sponsorship
May 10, 2017 6:00 PM
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Labyrinth Books Event with AAS Co-Sponsorship
May 10, 2017 6:00 PM
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago–Cook County and she takes us inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts, often in plain sight.
Presenters:
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve and Naomi Murakawa

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is assistant professor at Temple University in the Department of Criminal Justice, with appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Beasley School of Law. She is  a former Research Director for Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and has provided legal commentary on the criminal justice system for MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, NBC News, CNN, and The New York Times.

Naomi Murakawa is associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University. She is the author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America and her work has appeared in Law & Society Review, Theoretical Criminology, Du Bois Review, and several edited volumes.

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