Laurence Armand French, a senior researcher at Justiceworks and affiliate professor of justice studies, has published “Policing American Indians: A Unique Chapter in American Jurisprudence” (CRC Press), a book that examines the treatment of American Indians in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Bias, prejudice and corruption riddle the history of U.S. jurisprudence. “Policing American Indians” explores these injustices. A mix of academic research as well as field experience, this book draws on French’s more than 40 years of experience with American Indian individuals and groups. It illustrates how, despite changes in the law to correct past injustices, a subculture of discrimination often persists in law enforcement, whether by a prosecutor or a street cop.
French has published over 300 publications including 19 books. His most recent books are “Frog Town: Portrait of a French Canadian Parish in New England” (University Press of America, 2014), “War Trauma and its Aftermath: An International Perspective on the Balkan and Gulf Wars” (University Press of America, 2012), and “Running the Border Gauntlet: The Mexican Migrant Controversy” (Praeger, 2010).