Policing, Incarceration, and Reform

Policing, Incarceration, and Reform

episodes

Interviews with scholars of policing, incarceration and reform about their new books

Jack Levin and Julie B. Wiest, "Covert Violence: The Secret Weapon of the Powerless" (Bristol University Press, 2023)

February 23, 2024

Covert Violence

Jack Levin and Julie B. Wiest
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Covert violence occurs in all social institutions—including families and close relationships, education, workplaces, politics, mass media, and healthc…

Max Ward, "Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan" (Duke UP, 2019)

February 21, 2024

Thought Crime

Max Ward
Hosted by Nathan Hopson

Max Ward’s Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan (Duke University Press, 2019) analyzes the trajectory and transformations of the …

Laurence Ralph, "Sito: An American Teenager and the City That Failed Him" (Grand Central Publishing, 2023)

February 21, 2024

Sito

Laurence Ralph
Hosted by Reighan Gillam

In September of 2019, Luis Alberto Quiñonez—known as Sito— was shot to death as he sat in his car in the Mission District of San Francisco. He was nin…

Max Felker-Kantor, "DARE to Say No: Policing and the War on Drugs in Schools" (UNC Press, 2023)

February 17, 2024

DARE to Say No

Max Felker-Kantor
Hosted by Jeffrey Lamson

With its signature "DARE to keep kids off drugs" slogan and iconic t-shirts, DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) was the most popular drug educatio…

Marisol LeBrón, "Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico" (U California Press, 2019)

February 14, 2024

Policing Life and Death

Marisol LeBrón
Hosted by Jesse Zarley

Marisol LeBrón’s new book, Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico (University of California Press, 2019), examines the…

Calvin John Smiley, "Purgatory Citizenship: Reentry, Race, and Abolition" (U California Press, 2023)

February 7, 2024

Purgatory Citizenship

Calvin John Smiley
Hosted by Zalman Newfield

In Purgatory Citizenship: Reentry, Race, and Abolition (University of California Press, 2023), Calvin John Smiley explores the lives of people who wer…

Matthew D. Lassiter, "The Suburban Crisis: White America and the War on Drugs" (Princeton UP, 2023)

February 2, 2024

The Suburban Crisis

Matthew D. Lassiter
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

Most accounts of post-1950s political history tell the story of of the war on drugs as part of a racial system of social control of urban minority pop…

Maryam Kashani, "Medina by the Bay: Scenes of Muslim Study and Survival" (Duke UP, 2023)

January 31, 2024

Medina by the Bay

Maryam Kashani
Hosted by Najwa Mayer

From the Black Power movement and state surveillance to Silicon Valley and gentrification, Medina by the Bay: Scenes of Muslim Study and Survival (Duk…

Damien Sojoyner, "Against the Carceral Archive: The Art of Black Liberatory Practice" (Fordham UP, 2023)

January 28, 2024

Against the Carceral Archive

Damien Sojoyner
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

Against the Carceral Archive: The Art of Black Liberatory Practice (Fordham UP, 2023) is a meditation upon what author Damien M. Sojoyner calls the “c…

Leanne Trapedo Sims, "Reckoning with Restorative Justice: Hawai'i Women's Prison Writing" (Duke UP, 2023)

January 19, 2024

Reckoning with Restorative Justice

Leanne Trapedo Sims
Hosted by Rameen Mohammed

In Reckoning with Restorative Justice Hawaii Women's Prison Writing (Duke University Press, 2023), Dr. Leanne Trapedo Sims explores the experiences of…

Scott Gac, "Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

January 18, 2024

Born in Blood

Scott Gac
Hosted by Mark Klobas

Scott Gac's Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America (Cambridge UP, 2023) investigates one of history's most violent undertakings: The United…

Emily Brooks, "Gotham’s War Within a War: Policing and the Birth of Law-and-Order Liberalism in World War II-Era New York City" (UNC Press, 2023)

January 13, 2024

Gotham’s War within a War

Emily Brooks
Hosted by Jeffrey Lamson

Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, members of the NYPD had worked to enforce partisan political power rather than focus on …

Emma Kuby, "Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps After 1945" (Cornell UP, 2019)

January 7, 2024

Political Survivors

Emma Kuby
Hosted by Roxanne Panchasi

Emma Kuby’s new book, Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945 (Cornell UP, 2019) trace…

Gary Shiffman, "The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

January 3, 2024

The Economics of Violence

Gary Shiffman
Hosted by Sidney Michelini

Dr. Gary Shiffman’s book The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism (Cambridge UP, 2…

Justin Marceau, "Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

December 31, 2023

Beyond Cages

Justin Marceau
Hosted by Mark Molloy

For all the diversity of views within the animal protection movement, there is a surprising consensus about the need for more severe criminal justice …

Bryan McCann, "The Mark of Criminality: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era" (U Alabama Press, 2017)

December 26, 2023

The Mark of Criminality

Bryan McCann
Hosted by Lee Pierce

On this episode, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they)--Asst. Prof. of Communication at SUNY Geneseo--interviews Bryan McCann (he/his)--Associate Professor of Com…

Emily Horowitz, "From Rage to Reason: Why We Need Sex Crime Laws Based on Facts, Not Fear" (Bloomsbury, 2023)

December 20, 2023

From Rage to Reason

Emily Horowitz
Hosted by Zalman Newfield

In her book From Rage to Reason: Why We Need Sex Crime Laws Based on Facts, Not Fear (Bloomsbury Academic, 2023), Emily Horowitz shows how current sex…

Tom Buitelaar, "Assisting International Justice: Cooperation Between UN Peace Operations and the International Criminal Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo" (Oxford UP, 2023)

December 19, 2023

Assisting International Justice

Tom Buitelaar
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Although the International Criminal Court (ICC) - as the only permanent international court that addresses crimes against humanity, genocide, and war …

Julian Go, "Policing Empires: Militarization, Race, and the Imperial Boomerang in Britain and the US" (Oxford UP, 2023)

December 12, 2023

Policing Empires

Julian Go
Hosted by Jeffrey Lamson

The police response to protests erupting on America's streets in recent years has made the militarization of policing painfully transparent. Yet, prop…

Mark Munsterhjelm, "Forensic Colonialism: Genetics and the Capture of Indigenous Peoples" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2023)

December 10, 2023

Forensic Colonialism

Mark Munsterhjelm

Forensic genetic technologies are popularly conceptualized and revered as important tools of justice. The research and development of these technologi…