Crimes & Punishments: In the 21st Century

Crimes & Punishments: In the 21st Century


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Depending on your perspective the criminal justice systems of western civilization are either broken or operating precisely as intended. Either way, the jury is no longer out. Our institutions must be wholly reimagined. The philosophical foundations of thought need to be brought into the 21st century. Building off the famous work of Cesare Beccaria, Michael Wood constructs the pathways to the enlightenment period of justice.

A life course that wove from a 17-year-old U.S. Marine to a decade on the streets of Baltimore to international police consultant to a scholar of management systems, provided a unique combination of experiences for Michael Wood. It was not an easy journey to go from an instrument of violence to an instrument of peace. It will not be an easy journey for you either, but it is the one that we owe to the future. To make a safer world for our children to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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ISBN-13: 9781979568784
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Michael Anthony Wood Junior is a police management scholar who after spending a career in the USMC and Baltimore Police Department, took to dismantling the blue wall of silence and creating the pathway to reform; a model called Civilian-Led Policing. His fight for justice has included leading the historic Veterans for Standing Rock action in December of 2016, standing on the front lines of civil rights protests, opposing money in politics, and weaponizing privileges to elevate the voices of others. You can find Michael in hundreds of media appearances, from HBO's Fixing the System documentary with President Obama, to The Joe Rogan Experience, to published opinion pieces in The Guardian and Baltimore Sun, and everything in-between, where he furthers the discussion on criminal justice systems and institutions, and the needs of society.

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