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Shadows of Doubt

Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice

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$27.95 • £20.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674976597

Publication Date: 04/15/2019

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384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

11 illus., 2 tables

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Shadows of Doubt is neither timid nor narrow in its approach to many of the key issues of crime and justice facing the U.S. The scope of the book is broad and in most respects it sheds new light on old problems with thoughtful analyses. While most economists are content to focus on a single topic (drugs, capital punishment, guns), O’Flaherty and Sethi employ a comprehensive approach to explaining crime.—Scott H. Decker, Times Higher Education

A fantastic and sobering book.—Diane Coyle, The Enlightened Economist

A comprehensive argument that stereotyping infects virtually all interactions informing America’s criminal justice system… The authors also provide smart, sophisticated insights into the conditions that lead to high homicide rates and police use of lethal force…and America’s globally unmatched incarceration rate… Illuminating and constructive.Publishers Weekly

This book is extraordinary. I cannot conceive of a more important, judicious, well-reasoned, imaginative, comprehensive contribution to the debates about criminal justice. I hope its influence will be broad, deep, and permanent. Every national, state, and municipal policymaker should not only read but study it, and every active citizen, too, should take in its penetrating analyses of the causes and consequences of mass incarceration. Shadows of Doubt takes the debate to a new level.—Danielle Allen, Harvard University

A gripping work full of technical virtuosity, human decency, and moral seriousness.—Glenn Loury, Brown University

Convincing, inspiring, and galvanizing, Shadows of Doubt is a major contribution to the literature on crime, race, and the criminal justice system in the United States.—Samuel Bowles, Santa Fe Institute

Shadows of Doubt is compelling and readable; its message needs to be heard and understood more widely in America, and in the world.—Paul Seabright, Toulouse School of Economics and Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

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