A Costly American Hatred is an in-depth look at how America's hatred of "criminals" has led the nation down an expensive path that not only ostracizes and demonizes an ever-growing segment of the population, but is also now so pervasive that it is counterproductive to the goals of reducing crime and keeping society safe, wastes enormous resources, and destroys human lives. Anyone who is convicted of a crime (and many who aren't convicted, but only charged) is no longer considered human in the eyes of the rest of society. This allows them to be ostracized, abused, commoditized, and disenfranchised. The rest of society sanctimoniously rejoices in all of it, with a self-righteous "they deserve it" mantra. It does nothing to lessen crime though. Instead, it more often than not increases crime, tears at the fabric of society and individual families, and creates a permanently impoverished "criminal" underclass. Most people are unaware of just how awry our criminal justice policies have gone. A Costly American Hatred seeks to educate people on how pervasively society ostracizes people who fall into the clutches of the criminal justice system and the toll it is taking on our country.
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This book is not professionally published and some aspects of the appearance show that. However, the analysis is excellent. It presents a readable, insightful, and well-documented overview of the ways that the media, politics, economics, and cultural prejudices have maintained irrational and unjust systems of incarceration. The author is incarcerated with a life-without-parole sentence, so the book also presents a rare view from inside prison walls into the ways that people outside of prison look at prisoners. In this book, the demonized "prisoner" presents an astute and illuminating view back at the society that incarcerates and demonizes the largest proportion of their members in the world.
I think that Joe Dole is a con artist, liar and murderer. I have know him since the late 80's and know for a fact that he did commit these murders. Thank goodness FOR society's sake he is where he belongs. Too bad he did not receive the death penalty. He is a very disturbed human being. Anyone who would believe that he is innocent needs help.