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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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THE MURDER OF A YOUNG AMERICAN, A SOUTH AFRICAN TOWNSHIP, AND THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Format: Hardcover, 544 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 06/28/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99450-6

A gripping investigation—in the vein of the podcast Serial—that reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth and reconciliation, loyalty, justice, race, and class

The story of Amy Biehl is well known in South Africa: The twenty-six-year-old white American Fulbright scholar was brutally murdered on August 25, 1993, during the final, fiery days of apartheid by a mob of young black men in a township outside Cape...

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LIVING IN THE AFTERMATH OF TRAGEDY
Written by SUE KLEBOLD
Introduction by ANDREW SOLOMON

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 02/15/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90275-2

“[Sue Klebold] was an ordinary suburban mother before Columbine...
but in the wake of that tragedy, she found the strength to extract wisdom from her devastation...”
–Andrew Solomon, from his introduction to the book

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.
 
For the last sixteen years, Sue...

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RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN
Written by JON KRAKAUER

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/12/2016

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17056-7

Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.
In these pages, acclaimed journalist Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that occurred in Missoula over...

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A TRUE STORY OF MURDER IN AMERICA
Written by JILL LEOVY

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-52999-0

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America.

 
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 

Selected for common...

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RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN
Written by JON KRAKAUER

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 04/21/2015

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53873-2

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana­—stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape
 
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football teamthe Grizzlieswith a rabid fan base. 
 
The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults...

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THE SCIENCE OF THOSE WITHOUT CONSCIENCE
Written by KENT A. KIEHL

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 04/21/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43586-8

“By primate standards, humans are intensely social, affiliative, and empathic. Thus, we are fascinated with the rare individuals who lack those traits…. In this superb book written by one of the pioneers in this field, Kent Kiehl explores what is different about the brains of psychopaths. This is a clear, accessible account of the science and, in addition, an appealing personal story of how Kiehl has gone about his unique science.” – Robert Sapolsky, Professor of Neurology and Neurological...

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A TRUE STORY OF MURDER IN AMERICA
Written by JILL LEOVY

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-52998-3

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
 
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes.
 
But as soon as...

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ISLAMOPHOBIA, EXTREMISM, AND THE DOMESTIC WAR ON TERROR
Written by ARUN KUNDNANI

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68558-7

Death came instantly to Imam Luqman, as four FBI agents fired semiautomatic rifles at him from a few feet away. Another sixty officers surrounded the building on that October morning, the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation that had infiltrated the imam’s Detroit mosque. The FBI quickly claimed that Luqman Abdullah was “the leader of a domestic terrorist group.” And yet, caught on tape, he had refused to help “do something” violent, as it might injure innocents, and no...

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COMMITTEE STUDY OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY'S DETENTION AND INTERROGATION PROGRAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 12/30/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19485-1

One of the most significant government reports in American history, this is the complete official summary report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation and detention programs launched in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Based on over six million internal CIA documents as well as numerous interviews, the report details secret prisons, prisoner deaths, and interrogation practices that have led many to call it “The Torture Report.”...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99452-0

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Winner of the NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction)
Winner of the Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize (Nonfiction)
Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Current Interest)
Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Selected for common reading at:

High Schools:
Boston College High School
The Browning School
 
Colleges/Universities:
Auburn University
Carthage College
Colorado College
Loyola...

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IMMIGRATION AND MURDER IN AN ALL-AMERICAN TOWN
Written by MIRTA OJITO

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06122-0

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of the Long Island village of Patchogue accompanied by a childhood friend. The attackers were out “hunting for beaners.” Chasing, harassing, and assaulting defenseless “beaners”–their slur for Latinos–was part of their weekly entertainment, some of the teenagers later confessed. Latinos–primarily men and not all of them...

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