Today on The Stacks Book Club, Allison Punch is back to discuss The Cadaver King and the Country Dentists by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington. The Book is an in depth look at two men who are part of the death investigation industry in Mississippi, how their corruption is indicative of the field at large, and how their malpractice is an indictment of the criminal justice system as a whole.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. If you’d like to support your local indie, you can shop through IndieBound.
- The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington
- “The Short Stacks 17: Radley Balko//The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist” (The Stacks)
- CSI :Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Ibram X. Kendi
- “Death Investigations” (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO)
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- John Grisham
- Mississippi Innocence Project
- Paul Butler
- “Jury nullification: how jurors can stop unfair and racist laws in the courtroom” (German Butler, Vox.com)
- Let’s Get Free by Paul Butler
- “State Attorneys General” (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO)
- Invisible No More by Andrea Ritchie
- Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
- “Stanford rape case: Inside the court documents” (Ray Sanchez, CNN)
- “Here’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker” (Katie J. M. Baker, Buzzfeed News)
- “A black principal, four white teens and the ‘senior prank’ that became a hate crime” ( Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post)
- The Autobiography of an Execution by David R. Dow
- The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson
- Lacy Johnson on the death penalty (Twitter)
- “On Mercy” (Lacy M. Johnson, Guernica)
- The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
- To the Bridge by Nancy Rommelmann
- “Ep. 27 Talking Investigative Journalism with Nancy Rommelmann” (The Stacks)
- Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA)
- R.O. Kwon
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
- Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thomson
- Tinderbox by Robert W. Fieseler
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