Book Release Date Set
Book Release date set for Justice In The Round. I am not sure if this news excites you, but we are bouncing off the ceiling. We are delighted to finally have a book release date set for Justice In The Round. It has been a long time coming. The book release date is set for April 19, 2015.
Justice In The Round was inspired by the jury verdicts in the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn trials. It makes the case for reparatory justice in order to repair injustices caused by the racial dichotomies inherent in American jury deliberations.
The Cascade Publishing House, initially scheduled the release date for Independence Day last year. However, in late June, we entered into negotiations with a leading university press for the rights to publish it.
The negotiations have been slow. It is difficult to give up too much editorial control over certain substantive matters that are of extreme importance to our community.
Much has happen in our criminal justice system since the original manuscript was put to bed awaiting it publication date. In light of the fact, I believe that my voice needs to be heard on these issues. It needs to be heard now. Certainly, it needs to be heard before the situation gets much worse.
Moreover, given the Justice Department’s report on the Ferguson Police Department, that was released today, 3 March 2015, which indicated the department has a pattern of racial bias, it became clear to me, that Justice In The Round, needs to be in the public domain for public discussion.
Therefore, I have decided to forego the prestige that a university press could lend to my work. The book will be released under the Cascade Publishing House banner.
There is one good thing that has come out of this delay. As a result of the extra time, I was able to go back and expand the book to cover the events in Ferguson and Staten Island. In addition to a discussion on the petite or trial jury system, we were able to explore systemic problems inherent in the grand jury system.
If you are concerned about justice in America, then, Justice In The Round, is a must read.