Race, Crime, and the Law by Randall Kennedy

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In this powerfully reasoned, lucidly written work, Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy takes on the highly complex issues of race, crime, and the legal system, uncovering the long-standing failure of the justice system to protect blacks from criminals and revealing difficult truths about these factors in the United States.

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Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his law degree from Yale. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and is a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He is the author of five previous books, including Race, Crime, and the Law, for which he received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. A member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States and the District of Columbia, and of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he lives in Massachusetts.

Author Residence: Cambridge, MA

Author Hometown: Columbia, SC
Published February 22, 2012 by Vintage. 560 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference, Crime, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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He fears that poorly substantiated allegations of racism will ``elicit stubborn defensiveness from officials who can concede having been mistaken but cannot abide the charge that racial bias determined their conduct.'' Kennedy insists that we ``look beyond looks'' whenever race becomes an issue w...

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Rarely if ever has anyone systematically and cogently addressed as many of the vexing issues persisting in American society as Randall Kennedy does in ''Race, Crime and the Law.'' A professor at Harvard Law School and the founding editor of Reconstruction, a pluralistic review of the issue of rac...

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