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Arbitrary Justice
The author examines the expanding power of prosecutors, from mandatory minimum sentencing laws enhancing prosecutorial control over the outcome of cases to increasing politicization of the office. Drawing on her years of experience as a public defender, Davis demonstrates how the everyday, legal exercise of prosecutorial discretion is responsible for tremendous inequities in criminal justice.
abolitionism, Law, prison Angela J. Davis
When Old Technologies Were New
In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New, Carolyn Marvin explores how two of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the telephone, describing how it disrupted established social relations, unsettling customary ways of dividing the private person and family from the more...
Reference, technology Carolyn Marvin