Reviews in Brief

This part of the site is intended to broaden the scope of our coverage, and to encourage contributions from students and practitioners. Reviews in brief will be approximately 500 words in length.  Books to be considered for review should have been published in the past two years.  For further guidance or to prepare a review for publication, please contact one of the co-editors:

Colleen Berryessa (Criminal Justice)

Robin Charlow (Hofstra Law School)

Brenner M. Fissell (Villanova Law School))


America’s Jails: The Search for Human Dignity in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Author: Derek Jeffreys
Publisher: NYU Press, 2018.  256 pages.
Reviewer: Bassey Koofreh | March 2023

Policing the Racial Divide: Urban Growth Politics and the Remaking of Segregation

Author: Daanika Gordon
Publisher: NYU Press, 2022.  288 pages.
Reviewer: Jerald Podair | March 2023

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