I just got the May 4th online version of AMERICA (www.AmericaMagazine.org) and this book review of “Cruel and Unusual: the Culture of Punishment in America” authored by Anne Marie Cusac, caught my eye. You usually have to be a subscriber to access the entire issue online, but during April and May anyone can – you just have to register and log in.
In view of how many crime and punishment shows populate (literally) television’s landscape, this could be an important book. I know I want to read it.
Have you seen THE UNUSUALS? I like it quite a bit; it’s quirky and you get to see inside the main characters more than “usual”. Or maybe it is called “The Unusuals” because these are not the usual police procedural suspects.
The question is: Why?