Peace in Justice: Reflections from a Career in the Criminal Justice System - Carol Getty
By Carol Getty
One part memoir and one part essay, Peace in Justice offers an insightful analysis of the American criminal justice system by someone who spent decades working in the state and federal systems. Carol Getty’s illustrative career took her from the Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles to the highest office of the United States Parole Commission.
The book follows the trajectory of her career and shares her observations about how the nation came to fight so many ill-advised “wars on crime,” shifting its focus from rehabilitating the prisoner to simply filling the prisons.
Carol Getty, in her second career as a university professor, was able to bring college students and inmates into a common classroom. Now, with Peace in Justice, she brings the reader into that same space, too.
Paperback: 126 pages