Books & Documentaries

The following books and documentaries may be of interest to those seeking more information about racial and ethnic bias and its impact on the criminal justice system.


  • Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequalities in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2014.
  • Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, by Nell Bernstein. New York: The New Press, 2014.
  • Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, by Paul Butler.  New York: The New Press, 2009.
           Former Prosecutor Pens a Hip-Hop Theory of Justice,
           November 9, 2009 NPR Interview with Paul Butler
  • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander.  New York: The New Press, 2010.
  • Punishing Race: A Continuing American Dilemma (Studies in Crime and Public Policy), by Michael Tonry.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America, by Charles Ogletree.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.  New York: Delacorte Press, 2013.