Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court
How the attorney-client relationship favors the privileged in criminal court—and denies justice to the poor and to working-class people of color.
The number of Americans arrested, brought to court, and incarcerated has skyrocketed in recent decades. Criminal defendants come from all races and economic walks of life, but they experience punishment in vastly different ways. Privilege and Punishment examines how racial and class inequalities are embedded in the attorney-client relationship, providing a devastating portrait of inequality and injustice within and beyond the criminal courts.