Paul Butler on a Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

June 8, 2009

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Paul Butler's book Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice is a controversial analysis of America's incarceration culture that combines Butler's own experiences as a black prosecutor in Washington, D.C. with his understanding of hip-hop culture's critique of the criminal justice system. Butler, a former federal prosecutor and cutting-edge legal scholar, offers new perspectives on snitching, drug prohibition and how technology can improve justice.

 

Recorded Monday, June 08, 2009 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.