Andrew Kinney

General Editor

Acquisitions Editors: Janice Audet | James Brandt | Joy de Menil | Andrew Kinney | Ian Malcolm | Kathleen McDermott | Sharmila Sen | Lindsay Waters

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startquoteI work with writers to produce fresh, provocative books that cross disciplinary boundaries and speak to a diverse readership. In the humanities, my interests are wide-ranging: environmental studies, American studies, music, and global and cultural history. In psychology, anthropology, cognitive studies, and related disciplines in the social and human sciences, I seek projects that explore behavior and development across the lifespan and under a variety of circumstances—in families and communities, in business and work, among voters and political figures, for example—and deal with such issues as violence, aging, health, poverty, and gender. In education, I welcome manuscripts that address the many practical problems that faculties, students, and administrators face as the role of education changes, and as the methods and materials of both instruction and research evolve.endquote

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Jacket: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, from Harvard University Press

“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.”