Author James B. Bolen’s New Book “Fixing This Broken Thing…the American Criminal Justice System” Is a Critical Examination of Law Enforcement in the United States

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Recent release “Fixing This Broken Thing… The American Criminal Justice System” from Page Publishing author James B. Bolen, PhD is a thought-provoking exploration of current and historical norms in US jurisprudence, providing numerous actual cases illustrating the deep flaws in the practice of law in America.

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James B. Bolen, PhD, a former US Marine who, after studying criminal justice at the University of Illinois embarked on a highly decorated fifteen-year career with the Chicago Police Department, has completed his book “Fixing This Broken Thing… The American Criminal Justice System”: a compelling argument against the status quo of overburdened courts, overcrowded jails, and persistent socioeconomic and gender inequality under the law.

James asks readers, “What war on drugs? Is our government complicit in the continued proliferation of the illegal drug trade in our nation? This supposed war on drugs has been ongoing for better than one hundred years with no apparent conclusion in sight. Perhaps we should entertain a new strategy to achieve ultimate victory in this never-ending conflict.

Our criminal court system provides numerous avenues for offenders to eschew responsibility for their misdeeds. Overburdened criminal courts rely heavily upon “deal-making” as the primary means to adjudicate their caseloads. And in the rare instance when a case goes to trial, the primary objective of the attorneys is to win the contest, attainment of justice be damned.

The prison system has become the de facto long-term mental health facility in our country. Our recidivism rate is obscene, and we spend much more money incarcerating our youth than educating our youth.

Speaking of education, the educational standards in our nation have devolved to a point where the educational achievement level of students in most of the other industrial nations far exceeds American students. And there is an irrefutable relationship between graduation rates, academic achievement, and index crime.

Issues regarding the use of force by police officers still plague our country. In minority communities, the divide between law enforcement officers and the citizenry they serve is ever expanding.

This book does more than illustrate the various inequities and deficiencies of our Criminal Justice System. It provides tangible solutions for such. This text shall ruffle the feathers of liberals and conservatives alike...oh darn! The sole objective of this book is to advocate for a Criminal Justice System that is effective, and that serves each of us identically.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, James B. Bolen, PhD’s book offers real-world examples of the failures in the American criminal justice system and offers concrete solutions to remedy its flaws.

Readers who wish to experience this provocative work can purchase“Fixing This Broken Thing… The American Criminal Justice System” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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