Additional Resources

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Further Reading: Mitigation

Criminal Defense-Based Forensic Social Work


Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome


Criminal Mitigation Case Studies


Further Reading: Writing Skills

The Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction


What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers


Tell It Slant


Further Reading: Etc.

The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth


Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption


All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Miller's Children: Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance Matters for All of Us

Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo: The D.C. Sniper

Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry 

Trauma and Recovery

In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Redemption

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma and Adversity