Call Number: Law Reserve KF4755.A7 B76 2014 (AVAILABLE FOR 2 WEEK CHECKOUT)
Publication Date: 2014
From Amazon: "This text does a number of things that no other Critical Race Theory casebook does. First, it applies the case method approach. Not an anthology, it examines cases through the analytical framework of Critical Race Theory. Second, in order to appeal to the broadest number of students, the casebook examines cases in the first year curriculum. There is a separate chapter on Torts, Contracts, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law and Sentencing, Property and Civil Procedure. Third, it examines cases where race is not always obvious, showing how race is often relevant even where it may initially appear not to be relevant. Fourth, it provides cases where the courts have applied a Critical Race Theory perspective."
Michelle Madden Dempsey is one of the foremost contemporary analytic philosophers of criminal law, someone whose work engages in deep and important ways with issues of power and oppression located in and expressed through the criminal process. In past work, she has explored the ways in which the institutional role of the prosecutor operates to entrench the victimization of survivors of sexual violence. Another line of inquiry, and one to which this work returns, is the nature of consent in the criminal law and in moral theory, especially consent to sexual relations. Source: Jotwell website
Tort law is the body of law governing negligence, intentional misconduct, and other wrongful acts for which civil actions can be brought. The conventional wisdom is that the rules, concepts, and structures of tort law are neutral and unbiased, free of considerations of gender and race. In The Measure of Injury , Martha Chamallas and Jennifer Wriggins prove that tort law is anything but gender and race neutral. Drawing on an in-depth analysis of case law ranging from the Jim Crow South to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the authors demonstrate that women and minorities have been under-compen
Draft of recent readings and topics for some of Lolita Buckner Inniss CRT seminars. Many of the readings are her own and focus on the kind of primer material that students need for familiarization with topics she covers.
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This review of Hoskins’ book on the collateral legal consequences of a criminal conviction focuses on some of the consequences of his concept of collateral legal
consequences for our understanding of justifcations of criminalization, the theory of punishment and incapacitation upon which it rests, and the implications for the prosecutor’s role that goes beyond Hoskins’ suggestions in the last part of the book.
The review particularly engages with Hoskins’ distinction between punishment and
incapacitation, which forms the core of his defense of collateral sanctions as in principle capable of moral justification and his excellent discussion of contemptuous punishment, which he uses to sketch out the limits of both direct and indirect criminal sanctions. Source: Springer Link website.
The Dark Side of Reform Exploring the Impact of Public Policy on Racial Equity by Tyrell Connor and Daphne M. Penn
Call Number: Law Library: E184.A1 D2685 2022
Publication Date: 2022
"The Dark Side of Reform contains nine chapters on the development of social policies with the potential to advance racial equity. The volume also offers recommendations for implementing policies that address the unique concerns of structurally disadvantaged communities-with particular emphasis on Black and Latinx people"-- Provided by publisher.
Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean. Gumbs employs a brilliant mix of poetic sensibility and naturalist observation to show what they might teach us, producing not a specific agenda but an unfolding space for wondering and questioning. From the relationship between the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and Gumbs's Shinnecock and enslaved ancestors to the ways echolocation changes our understandings of "vision" and visionary action, this is a masterful use of metaphor and natural models in the service of social justice publisher's description
Diversity judgments : democratizing judicial legitimacy by Roy L. Brooks, University of San Diego School of Law.
Call Number: LAW LIBRARY: KF4755 .B7577 2022
Publication Date: 2022
"The US Supreme Court's legitimacy-its diminishing integrity and contribution to the good of society-is being questioned today like no other time in recent memory. Criticisms reflect the perspectives of both 'insiders' (straight white males) and 'outsiders' (mainly people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community). Neither perspective digs deep enough to get at the root of the Court's legitimacy problem, which is one of process. The Court's process of decision-making is antiquated and out of sync with a society that looks and thinks nothing like the America of the eighteenth century, when the process was first implemented. The current process marginalizes many Americans who have a right to feel disenfranchised. Leading scholar of jurisprudence Roy L. Brooks demonstrates how the Court can modernize and democratize its deliberative process, to be more inclusive of the values and life experiences of Americans who are not straight white males." -- publisher's website