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Systemic Racism

Criminal Justice and Corrections

 On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to Systemic Racism and Criminal Justice, broken down into the following sections:

Issues in Criminal Justice: Broken-Windows Policing, Criminalized Economies, Criminalization of Poverty, Domestic Terror, Excessive Force, Felon Disenfranchisement, Geospatial Policing, Hate Crimes, Housing Assignments, Juvenile Detention, Mass Incarceration, Migrant Detention, Militarization, Missing Persons, Murder, Over Policing, Predictive Policing, Prison Labor, Private Prison Proliferation, Punishment, Qualified Immunity, Racial Profiling, School Suspensions, Solitary Confinement, State Violence, Under Policing

Keywords for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Discrimination, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy 

Video Clips

Source: AJ+ (2021, April 20). Why It’s So Hard To Convict Police Officers. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2020, December 16). Why Black Neighborhoods Have More Police Than Others. YouTube.

Source: Vox. (2020, June 25). Why America's police look like soldiers. YouTube.

Source: Global Citizen (2018, September 21). Here's the problem with the cash bail system. YouTube.

Source: The Atlantic. (2015, September 14). The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality. YouTube.

Source: The New Yorker. (2016, March 1). The Epidemic of Mass Incarceration in the United States. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2018, November 20). Deaf, Black And A Victim Of Police Brutality. YouTube.

Source: Origin of Everything. (2019, April 23).  Why Do We Have Private Prisons? YouTube.

Source: AJ+. (2021, March 12). ‘I Shouted For Help, But Nobody Helped Me’: Asian Americans Are Under Attack. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2020, July 25). The Criminal Justice System Has a Mental Health Crisis. YouTube.


Book cover for Policing Black Bodies by Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith
Policing the second amendment  guns, law enforcement, and the politics of race
Book cover for You're Dead So What? by Cheryl L. Neely
book cover for  Racial discrimination and criminal justice by Mary Gitlin
Book cover for Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation by Beth E. Richie
Book cover for   Killing with prejudice : institutionalized racism in American capital punishment by RJ Maratea
Book cover for  Criminality in context : the psychological foundations of criminal justice reform by Craig Haney
Book cover for Invisible No More by Andrea J. Ritchie
Queering law and order : LGBTQ communities and the criminal justice system
Book cover for  From deportation to prison : the politics of immigration enforcement in post-civil rights America by Patrisia Macias-Rojas
Book cover for Our Enemies in Blue by Kristian Williams
book cover for  The rage of innocence : how America criminalizes Black youth by Krisin Henning
Book cover for Spatializing Blackness by Rashad Shabazz
Book cover for  Vigilantism against migrants and minorities by Tore Bjørgo
Book cover for Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago by Simon Balto
Book cover for Misdemeanor Land by Issa Kohler-Haussman
Book cover for Hands Up Don't Shoot by Jennifer E. Cobbina
book cover for  Latinas in the criminal justice system : victims, targets, and offenders Lopez, Vera
Book cover for A pattern of violence: how the law classifies crimes and what it means for justice
Book cover for Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko
Book cover for Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality by Alison Behnke
book cover for America On Fire by Elizabeth Hinton
Book cover for The Color of Justice by Samuel Walker, Cassia Spohn, and Miriam DeLone
Book cover for  Queer (in)justice : the criminalization of LGBT people in the United States
Book cover for Tackling disability discrimination and disability hate crime : a multidisciplinary guide
book cover  Bans, walls, raids, sanctuary : understanding U.S. immigration for the twenty-first century
Book cover for The War on Neighborhoods by Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper
Cover for Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice by Matthe B. Robinson


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The Takeaway

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Deliberate Indifference

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Episode: Black, Incarcerated, and Trans

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At Liberty

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In The Thick

Episode: The Terror of Policing

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Intersectionality Matters

Episode: Telling Stories of State Violence & Public Silence

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Code Switch

Episode: Violence That Doesn't Go Viral

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Speaking of Racism

Episode: Women, Prison, and the Criminal Justice System

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Humanity Archive

Episode: The History of Policing in America

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At Liberty

Episode: Why Is It So Hard to Hold Police Accountable?

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In the Thick

Episode: Occupiers Of Our Community

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The Daily

Episode: Systems That Protect the Police

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Throughline: American Police

Episode: American Police

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Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.

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70 Million

This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards.

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74 Seconds

Through comprehensive reporting, MPR News examines this intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America.

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The Reveal

Episode: Juvenile (In)Justice

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Intersectionality Matters

Episode: When They See Her: The Story of Michelle Cusseaux

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In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, we hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever.

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Charged | A True Punishment Story brings you a fight to transform one big-city justice system.

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Beyond Prisons

Beyond Prisons is a podcast on justice, mass incarceration, and prison abolition.

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On Our Watch

Episode: Perceived Threat

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Justice in America

Episode: School to Prison Pipeline

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Latino USA

Episode: Decriminalizing the War on Drugs

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At Liberty

Episode: Why the FBI Ignores White Supremacist Violence

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This American Life

Episode: ICE Capades

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At Liberty

Episode: What Will End Police Violence?

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The Reveal

Episode: Why Police Reform Fails

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In the Thick

Episode: It Was Always White Supremacy

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Doin The Work

Episode: Prison Abolition


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