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

Perspectives on Ethics, Critical Ethics

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. In Locking Up Our Own (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017)he seeks to understand why.

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice/
Washington Post Best-Seller

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

James Forman Jr.
Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Commentator:
Teddy Harrison
Political Science & Centre for Ethics
University of Toronto

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Wed, Dec 6, 2017
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building