Book reviews

“Way Down in the Hole” — The Agonies of Solitary Confinement (Jan 2023)

January 4, 2023

By Bill Littlefield Some readers may be surprised to learn that a high percentage of the men and women who spend time in solitary confinement have been diagnosed with severe mental illness.  Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and…

The Long Reach of the Law: Policing Black Athletes and Trans Bodies (June 2022) – Ken Kolb

June 7, 2022

Kenneth H. Kolb First published: 07 June 2022   Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change (Updated Edition) By Hattery, Angela J. and Smith, Earl ( Rowman and Littlefield, 2021) In the…

CHOICE review (Feb 2022)

February 1, 2022

In this updated edition of Policing Black Bodies, Hattery (Univ. of Delaware) and Smith (emer., Wake Forest Univ.) respond to the changing environment of criminal justice in the US. Four years after the book’s initial publication, the authors revisit the…

Book Review in Race and Justice (2019) – Caroline Bailey

February 10, 2019

Hattery, A. J., & Smith, E. (2017). Policing Black bodies: How Black lives are surveilled and how to work for change. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 284 p., $34.00, ISBN: 978-1442276956  Reviewed by: Caroline M. Bailey, College of Criminology and…

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