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Fugitive Justice

Runaways, Rescuers, and Slavery on Trial

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HARDCOVER

$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674047044

Publication Date: 11/08/2010

Short

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

World

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2010 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History, Langum Charitable Trust
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“Predictive Policing” and Racial Profiling

While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”