Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to Transform Criminal Justice in America

Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to Transform Criminal Justice in America

A renowned investigative journalist exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis, and also offers a way out. The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in practice, it is prosecutors who have A renowned investigative journalist exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass...

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Title:Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to Transform Criminal Justice in America
Author:Emily Bazelon
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0399590013
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to Transform Criminal Justice in America Reviews

  • Ang
    Apr 28, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

    This was such a good book on so many levels. I think it would appeal to a wide variety of readers: ones new to and very familiar with the criminal justice system, both conservatives and liberals. Charged really digs deep into the state of the American prosecutor and the unreal power th...

    Excellent. But incredibly sad and depressing. If you are interested in criminal justice reform you should read this book because it details in great length - with two concrete examples - how two people were ill-treated by prosecutors and the legal system. Once we get this current mania...

    An interesting critique of prosecutors and prosecutorial discretion. I found it to be well-balanced and with a good mix of anecdotes and data. The appendix with reform suggestions and best practices was most helpful to me. Those already involved in the system can benefit more from conc...

    Damning and yet still somehow hopeful. The story of Noura Jackson, wrongly convicted by an unethical Tennessee prosecutor who was protected from consequence by a political influence and utter shamelessness, is more sensational. But probably more important is the story of the pseudonony...

    This is an excellent example of nonfiction that is aimed at the general public--and achieves its aims. It's narrative (we follow two people through the justice system), but also packed full of history (important court cases that affect the justice system) and facts and figures. I want ...

  • Laura
    May 17, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

  • Kelly
    Mar 31, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

  • Joseph
    Apr 23, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

    This was such a good book on so many levels. I think it would appeal to a wide variety of readers: ones new to and very familiar with the criminal justice system, both conservatives and liberals. Charged really digs deep into the state of the American prosecutor and the unreal power th...

    Excellent. But incredibly sad and depressing. If you are interested in criminal justice reform you should read this book because it details in great length - with two concrete examples - how two people were ill-treated by prosecutors and the legal system. Once we get this current mania...

    An interesting critique of prosecutors and prosecutorial discretion. I found it to be well-balanced and with a good mix of anecdotes and data. The appendix with reform suggestions and best practices was most helpful to me. Those already involved in the system can benefit more from conc...

    Damning and yet still somehow hopeful. The story of Noura Jackson, wrongly convicted by an unethical Tennessee prosecutor who was protected from consequence by a political influence and utter shamelessness, is more sensational. But probably more important is the story of the pseudonony...

  • Sally Kenney
    Apr 16, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

  • Bettie☯
    Apr 11, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

  • Sophie Rayton
    Apr 26, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

  • Christina
    Feb 27, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

  • Chris
    Feb 10, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

  • Tonstant Weader
    May 15, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

  • Darcia Helle
    Mar 23, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

  • Serge
    Apr 29, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

  • Shelley
    Mar 01, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

  • Audrey
    May 01, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

  • Ashley
    Apr 17, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

  • Gerry
    May 18, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

  • Louis
    May 05, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

  • Paula DeBoard
    Apr 04, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

  • Jennie
    May 10, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

    This was such a good book on so many levels. I think it would appeal to a wide variety of readers: ones new to and very familiar with the criminal justice system, both conservatives and liberals. Charged really digs deep into the state of the American prosecutor and the unreal power th...

  • Lissa
    Feb 20, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

  • Alexandria
    May 05, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

    This was such a good book on so many levels. I think it would appeal to a wide variety of readers: ones new to and very familiar with the criminal justice system, both conservatives and liberals. Charged really digs deep into the state of the American prosecutor and the unreal power th...

    Excellent. But incredibly sad and depressing. If you are interested in criminal justice reform you should read this book because it details in great length - with two concrete examples - how two people were ill-treated by prosecutors and the legal system. Once we get this current mania...

    An interesting critique of prosecutors and prosecutorial discretion. I found it to be well-balanced and with a good mix of anecdotes and data. The appendix with reform suggestions and best practices was most helpful to me. Those already involved in the system can benefit more from conc...

  • David Wineberg
    Jan 04, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

  • Sarah
    May 14, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

  • Christian Santos
    Apr 29, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

  • K.Haas
    May 12, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

  • Laura
    May 04, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

    This was such a good book on so many levels. I think it would appeal to a wide variety of readers: ones new to and very familiar with the criminal justice system, both conservatives and liberals. Charged really digs deep into the state of the American prosecutor and the unreal power th...

    Excellent. But incredibly sad and depressing. If you are interested in criminal justice reform you should read this book because it details in great length - with two concrete examples - how two people were ill-treated by prosecutors and the legal system. Once we get this current mania...

  • Brian Hart
    Apr 19, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

    This was such a good book on so many levels. I think it would appeal to a wide variety of readers: ones new to and very familiar with the criminal justice system, both conservatives and liberals. Charged really digs deep into the state of the American prosecutor and the unreal power th...

    Excellent. But incredibly sad and depressing. If you are interested in criminal justice reform you should read this book because it details in great length - with two concrete examples - how two people were ill-treated by prosecutors and the legal system. Once we get this current mania...

    An interesting critique of prosecutors and prosecutorial discretion. I found it to be well-balanced and with a good mix of anecdotes and data. The appendix with reform suggestions and best practices was most helpful to me. Those already involved in the system can benefit more from conc...

    Damning and yet still somehow hopeful. The story of Noura Jackson, wrongly convicted by an unethical Tennessee prosecutor who was protected from consequence by a political influence and utter shamelessness, is more sensational. But probably more important is the story of the pseudonony...

    This is an excellent example of nonfiction that is aimed at the general public--and achieves its aims. It's narrative (we follow two people through the justice system), but also packed full of history (important court cases that affect the justice system) and facts and figures. I want ...

    If you think our criminal justice system needs some retooling, this book is an excellent read detailing why it does and how it can be retooled. If you don't think our criminal justice system needs some retooling, this book is an excellent read detailing why you should rethink your posi...

  • Barbara Senteney
    Mar 23, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

  • James
    Apr 22, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...

    ?Charged? is an absolutely illuminating look at the American criminal justice system, exposing how prosecutors hold a lopsided amount of power in determining the fate of the accused. Journalist Emily Bazelon makes a strong argument that district attorneys hold more power than e...

    This book is crammed with example of what tactics the District Attorney's Office does and gets away with on a day to day basis. I have no idea how it is for the rest of the world, but here in America defendants get railroaded everyday. By over zealous, attorneys trying to climb the lad...

    This was such a good book on so many levels. I think it would appeal to a wide variety of readers: ones new to and very familiar with the criminal justice system, both conservatives and liberals. Charged really digs deep into the state of the American prosecutor and the unreal power th...

    Excellent. But incredibly sad and depressing. If you are interested in criminal justice reform you should read this book because it details in great length - with two concrete examples - how two people were ill-treated by prosecutors and the legal system. Once we get this current mania...

    An interesting critique of prosecutors and prosecutorial discretion. I found it to be well-balanced and with a good mix of anecdotes and data. The appendix with reform suggestions and best practices was most helpful to me. Those already involved in the system can benefit more from conc...

    Damning and yet still somehow hopeful. The story of Noura Jackson, wrongly convicted by an unethical Tennessee prosecutor who was protected from consequence by a political influence and utter shamelessness, is more sensational. But probably more important is the story of the pseudonony...

    This is an excellent example of nonfiction that is aimed at the general public--and achieves its aims. It's narrative (we follow two people through the justice system), but also packed full of history (important court cases that affect the justice system) and facts and figures. I want ...

    If you think our criminal justice system needs some retooling, this book is an excellent read detailing why it does and how it can be retooled. If you don't think our criminal justice system needs some retooling, this book is an excellent read detailing why you should rethink your posi...

    A great exploration of the role of the prosecutor in the criminal justice system and the movement to shift that system towards greater justice. Very well researched, both through individual stories as well as academic research and broader trends. Also super readable! ...

  • Marta
    Feb 17, 2019

    Add CHARGED to your criminal justice reform reading list, along with The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy (... and what else? Comment with suggestions for me). There's a lot to unpack here, but Bazelon takes a look at a particular piece of a justice system that is leading to mass incarce...

    Americans like to think their criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, that innocents can?t be proven guilty because of all the constitutional protections in the system. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Emily Bazelon found in Charged. Her latest book looks at t...

    Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley. The last time I did my civic duty of jury duty it was either the day after or day that Larry Krasner fired several lawyers for the DA?s office. It was an interesting day. I?m not sure why they didn?t just cancel us coming in. ...

    The American criminal justice system is a mess. This really is an indisputable fact. For nearly a half century we've been fighting a War on Drugs, which has only succeeded in putting more drugs on the streets. We run prisons for profit, filling them with young black males and people to...

    Over a dozen years ago I was working on a report for a racial profiling campaign a coalition of organizations had organized. I came across a research study that looked at racial disparities in criminal justice from arrest to sentencing. I was surprised to see prosecutorial decisions, n...

    I know very little about the criminal justice system, and throughout, I found myself overwhelmed with how it does and does not work. Bazelon, though, explains these systems well and showcases how it is the system is set up and how Prosecutors have taken on an increasingly powerful role...

    It goes beyond adding a human voice to what so often gets labeled as ?criminal?. It shows the distinction between political-action and translation into layers of judicial bureaucracy. As an individual that works in the judicial branch of local government, Bazelon has opened my perc...

    Watch Atty. Gen. Barr choose Trump rhetoric over the law For a second day in a row, Atty. Gen. William Barr proved that he is working for President Trump over U.S. Law. Lawrence asks, if Barr carries Trump?s water on the wall, what?s he doing with the Mueller report? Neal Katya...

    A painfully important book. I had to go slowly with this because I couldn't handle the injustice for long stretches of time. Why do humans suck so much sometimes?! I'm glad this journalist is advocating for change and getting the message out there. ...

    This is a hard book to read, but a necessary one. Our system is broken and there's not much political will to fix it. People are going to continue to suffer injustice--all I can say is my hat's off to my public defense bar colleagues. You're doing the work of the angels. ...

    This is a timely and relevant read. Both Noura and Kevin were compelling people depicting the process and problems of the trial court system. I?m not sure who the target audience for this book is, whether it?s the lay person or the practitioner. It tries to do both and fall short. ...

    Emily Bazelon?s Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration is the story of an evolution in prosecutorial strategy, from seeking maximum time and the era of mandatory minimums, to using discretion to decide whether a given defendant?s alle...

    Compelling case for criminal justice reform This is the best book that I have read all year. Years ago, I read Sticks and Stones and thought that Bazelon was among the most gifted writers of her generation. This book does not disappoint. Searing and bracing accounts of preventable i...

    DNF. I made it through a bit over a third of this on audio. I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into it--I really like Emily Bazelon and I listen to her every week on Slate's Political Gabfest. I think the issues she draws attention to here are so important--including mass incarcerati...

    Very interesting. It?s a bit simplified - by necessity, I believe. There are so many players in the criminal justice system and so many parts of the system that are broken. Some interesting ideas and points. It definitely made me think. ...

    Wish I could give it six stars. Reminds me of The Lost Children of Wilder. She mixes riveting personal stories with legal analysis and social science to make a compelling case for reform. ...

    Very persuasive argument on prosecutorial power and how the quickest path to ending mass incarceration is by changing the prosecutorial culture and limiting it's power. ...

    A journey through the prosecutor's ever-expanding role in the criminal justice system from start to finish, with detours into discussion about the progressive prosecutor movement that's started in several states (including mine!). For most of the book, Bazelon follows two young people ...

    This book of investigative reporting looks at our judicial system and how the role of the prosecutor has increased over the years. Prosecutors have the power to withhold bail, increase charges and strong-arm defendants into plea deals. It is one of many problems within the U.S.'s crimi...

    Bazelon was a recent speaker at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I didn't get into the city to see her, but her book title piqued my interest, and I'm very glad to have read it. I learned a lot about the injustices of our justice system, which allows prosecutors a huge amount of leewa...

    I received an advance copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. "Charged" is a very interesting and eye-opening book about the power of prosecutors and their role in the criminal justice system. While I was familiar with the issue before, Bazelon does a very good job explainin...