Books by Steve Bogira
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If you want to learn a lot about how American justice operates at the lower level of courts, pick up Steven Bogira's Courtroom 302, his fascinating and sobering account of a year spent watching the proceedings in one courtroom in Chicago.
Farai Chideya talks with journalist and author Steve Bogira about his book Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse. Bogira spent an entire year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, observing the criminal justice system and the men and women on both sides of the dock.