Donald Jones

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(Jones, Donald)  Donald Jones grew up in East Baltimore, just a few blocks from where the television show The Wire was set. A graduate of New York University School of Law, he is currently Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Jones was awarded the James Thomas prize by Yale University recognizing him as one the leading scholars in the country for his writing on civil rights. Dangerous Spaces: Beyond the Racial Profile (Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture) (Praeger) is an eye-opening, unapologetic explanation of what racial profiling is in modern-day America: the systematic targeting of communities and placing of suspicion on specific populations. Dangerous Spaces offers concrete solutions in the form of a civil rights restoration act that addresses the problem of racial profiling through a set of innovative community controls on the deployment and power of police.