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Racial Justice Resource Guide: RACE & THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

RACE & THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 

This page focuses on the criminal justice topics of excessive bail and fines, mass incarceration, and the policing issues of, excessive force and brutality, which disproportionately impact Black Americans. Explore these issues by reading the books and watching the videos below about the impact of the laws involving mass incarceration and policing upon race.

BOOKS AT TUC LIBRARY: CIVIL RIGHTS, LAW, & REFORM BACKGROUND

The Fourteenth Amendment and Equal Protection - Khan Academy (4:47)
 
U.S. History: 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments (3:27)

THE 4th AMENDMENT: SEARCH & SEIZURE

The 4th Amendment Explained (5:19)

THE 8th AMENDMENT: EXCESSIVE BAIL, EXCESSIVE FINES, CRUEL & UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT

Eighth Amendment-Bill of Rights: Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment (11:02)
Is the U.S. Bail System Fair? (6:47)
The Eighth Amendment - Death Penalty (4:51) 

BOOKS AT TUC LIBRARY: PRISONS & MASS INCARCERATION

THE 13th AMENDMENT: SLAVERY & INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE

What Is: The Thirteenth Amendment (3:08)
13th: Full Feature Film from Netflix (1:40:02)
The Future of Race in America - Michelle Alexander - TEDxColumbus (23:38)
How The School-To-Prison Pipeline Functions - The Root (2:00)
Disrupting the School To Prison Pipeline - Benjamin Williams - TEDx Foggy Bottom (11:09)
School to Prison Pipeline - Youth For RISE Advocacy Network - TEDxYouth at RVA (7:14)
What Prosecutors And Incarcerated People Can Learn From Each Other - Jarrell Daniels - TED (12:04)
How We Can Make Racism a Solvable Problem, and Improve Policing - Dr. Philip Atiba Goff - TED2019 (12:04)