American Criminal Justice Exposed: A Review of The Collapse of American Criminal Justice, by William Stuntz
Vanderbilt University - Law School
March 28, 2012
Criminal Justice Ethics, 2012
Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-11
Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-9
William Stuntz, who recently passed away, was the most influential criminal procedure scholar of his generation. Thus it is no surprise that his last book, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice, contains a number of provocative insights about modern American policing and criminal adjudication. But the book also delves into substantive criminal law, criminology, political economy, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century cultural history, and weaves all of it together in a bracingly original way. As a result, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice is a far-ranging analysis of the flaws in American criminal justice, how they developed, and how they can be remedied. It is a tour de force that only someone who has easy familiarity with a wide array of disciplines could pull off.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Stuntz, criminal justice, Warren Court, federalism, drug crime, mass incarceration, Prohibition
Date posted: March 28, 2012 ; Last revised: May 10, 2012
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