Reader Writer Reaps Rave Reviews

april 4, 2005  12:34 pm
Chicago Reader staff writer Steve Bogira's book, "Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse," was published this month by Alfred A. Knopf. By detailing the happenings at Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse over the course of one calendar year, the book shows how the war on drugs is overloading the justice system and threatening the integrity of due process. A review in The Economist calls it "a brilliant piece of journalism and a genuine eye-opener" that "provides the context, both locally and nationally, for understanding what is going on."