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BALLPARK_SocMedBox-TranspThis episode takes us beyond the headlines to investigate what societal structures makes America’s criminal justice system so different from those of other countries, and we take a look at what role the Black Lives Matter movement plays in this contemporary debate.

This episode features interviews with Nicola Lacey of LSE’s Law Department and Michael McQuarrie of LSE Sociology.

Listen on to Episode 8 on Soundcloud


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