WILEY Puts the Rodney King and O. J. Simpson trials under the microscope
Reviews the turbulent events of the Rodney King and O. J. Simpson trials from a social and political framework of race relations and police misconduct. This thought-provoking book shows that the issue of race was at the very heart of both of these emotionally charged cases.
Psychologist and scholar Jewelle Taylor Gibbs shows how King and Simpson have been transformed by their trials into symbols of the different worlds inhabited by blacks and whites in America. Gibbs's compelling analysis of the issues that permeated these trials will challenge even the most cynical observer to rethink any previously held assumptions about race and the criminal justice system.
Baker & Taylor Drawing from the recent trials of Rodney King's alleged assailants and O. J. Simpson, the author analyzes the different attitudes of whites and blacks toward police, the courts, and the criminal justice system. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Book News Gibbs (social policy, U. of California-Berkeley) argues that the not-guilty verdict of both the police who beat Rodney King and of O. J. Simpson were predictable given the racial composition of the two juries and their different experiences with the police. Taking the stance of a reformer rather than a victim, she offers a context for understanding the history of the black experience in America and the pervasiveness of racism in the Los Angeles criminal justice system. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Baker & Taylor Examines how the political and social climates contributed to the verdicts in two trials involving African American men