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How Love Might Fix The Criminal Justice System

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Criminology professor and author Michael DeValve talks about his book, A Different Justice: Love and the Future of Criminal Justice in America

  

The U.S. justice system is meant to protect Americans from wrongdoing and hold accountable those who would harm others.

But advocates for reform point to incidents like the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner as just a few examples of a broken system.

Peacemaking criminologist Michael DeValve says love can rebuild it, arguing that where equality fails, empathy and compassion can succeed.

Host Frank Stasio talks with DeValve, a criminology professor at Fayetteville State University, about his book, A Different Justice: Love and the Future of Criminal Justice in America (Carolina Academic Press/2014).

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Will Michaels started his professional radio career at WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.