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Review Essay – “The Influence of Past Racism on Criminal Injustice: A Review of The New Jim Crow and The Condemnation of Blackness” by Jelani Jefferson Exum

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander


The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad. The essay appears in our latest issue, 52:1.

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Jelani Jefferson Exum is an Associate Professor at the University of Toledo College of Law.  She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Sentencing, and Race and American Law, and has also taught Comparative Criminal Procedure.  Professor Exum writes mainly in the area of federal sentencing; however, her research interests also include comparative criminal law and procedure as well as the impact of race on criminal justice.



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