The Profession is a fascinating and colorful account of law-enforcement leadership and the vision that American policing sorely needs today.
Debates should continue about root causes, but attacking incarceration is not the right way forward.
Progressives have decided that district attorneys are responsible for mass incarceration, which is wrong on a number of counts.
Barry Latzer is professor emeritus at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. His latest book is The Roots of Violent Crime in America: From the Gilded Age through the Great Depression (LSU Press). Forthcoming in early 2022: The Myth of Overpunishment (Republic Books).