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Faculty Book Round-Up

[The Color of Crime]The Color of Crime — Katheryn Russell-Brown
Why do black and white Americans perceive police actions so differently? Is white fear of black crime justified? Do African-Americans really protect their own? Should they? These are just a few of the questions posed and examined by author and University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown in her recently released book, The Color of Crime (New York University Press). In her book, Russell-Brown, director of the UF College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR), explores with readers a wide range of perplexing racial crucibles regarding race and the media. Read more »

[Race to Injustice]Race to Injustice — Michael Seigel
The Duke lacrosse rape case was a train wreck of criminal injustice, and for 13 months the public couldn’t look away. The new book Race to Injustice: Lessons Learned from the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case examines this high-profile pile-up between a prestigious university, an alleged rape, an unscrupulous district attorney, and a news industry ravenous for the next big scoop. In the book, author and editor Michael Seigel, a professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, assembles legal- and forensic-science experts who join him in dissecting this messy clash between due process and the public’s right to know. The result is 14 unique perspectives on a case rife with false allegations, unethical prosecution tactics and simmering racial tension. Read more »

[The Zoning of America]The Rezoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler — Michael Allan Wolf
The historic case of Euclid v. Ambler (1926) literally changed the landscape of America. What started out as a local legal battle concerning zoning and land use in a small village in Cleveland ended in an historic Supreme Court ruling that still dictates policy for every zoning official and urban and city planner in the U.S. In his new book titled, The Rezoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler, author and land-use expert Michael Allan Wolf, a University of Florida Levin College of Law professor, and Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government, describes how the ordinance, and its defense, burst onto the national stage and became the focus of litigation before moving to the nation’s highest court. Read more »

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