Donald Grady II
Released May 1, 2012!
Come to meet Don Grady Saturday June 2, 1012 from 1-3 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble on Sycamore Rd in DeKalb. Hardcover, Trade paperback and Nook eBook formats will all be available for purchase and signing.
The Injustice of Justice is a purposeful book designed to introduce the public as well as the profession to an alternate method of policing with a whole-community and responsibility-based approach. Don has written the book from the perspective of a businessman whose interest and subsequent involvement stems first from his employee, then a compassionate and compelling group of individuals in law enforcement and our justice system.
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About the Author
Donald Grady’s policing career spans 31 years with more than 20 years as a police executive. He has served domestically as chief of police in four communities. Internationally he has served as Police Commander for the United Nations Police Task Force in Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina and has served in law enforcement leadership, advisory, or consultative assignments in Kosovo, Austria, Iraq, Kenya, and Israel. Chief Grady earned his doctorate from Walden University. He is a graduate of the FBI Academy, the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, and he has studied at the United Nations Staff College in Turin, Italy.
Dr. Grady is currently Chief of Police at Northern Illinois University. He is a highly sought after presenter and regularly does speaking engagements, seminars, and professional instructing. Chief Grady continues to consult domestically and internationally on matters of policing and emergency management.
Reviews of The Injustice of Justice:
“Equal protection under the law is one of the basic premises of the American justice system. Yet many Americans feel this concept is not only elusive, but virtually impossible to attain. It’s something we hope for and work to make real. Chief Grady has given us a practical approach to seeking justice while at the same time practicing reality. His book should be a must read for courses in community-police relations and for individuals and groups who want to better understand how our criminal justice system works, what good policing is, what changes are needed, and how we can all engage in making it happen. One of the great divides in our country is how different racial, ethnic, gender and age groups view law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Donald Grady, Ph.D. has written an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and easy-to-decipher book that becomes more intriguing with each page. I love it!”
—Danny K. Davis, Ph.D.
U.S. Representative; 7th Congressional District, Illinois
“The Injustice of Justice is a must-read for anyone interested in innovative law enforcement strategies and forging stronger police-community relations. In sharing his successful leadership methods and progressive ideas, Chief Donald Grady has provided a valuable service, particularly to officers in middle management striving to one day be head of their law enforcement agency. This book should be required reading for all police executives, command personnel, and community leaders attending continuing education for law enforcement and community-building initiatives.”
—Terry G. Hillard, Retired Chicago Police Superintendent;
Co-founder of Hillard Heintze
“Donald Grady has presented a policing model that is way ahead of its time. This book is a telling look at the inadequacies of our criminal justice system from a criminal justice insider. To get his message across, he writes from the viewpoint of a layman who sets out to understand our present justice system by talking to insiders in police departments, the court system, probation and parole, and a maximum security prison.
“What he reveals is a very expensive legal system that, by its outmoded operation, is making things worse for offenders by putting them into a system that not only increases the probability they will reoffend, but puts the rest of us in danger of having offenses committed against us. Why would we overlook something so costly and so dangerous to our welfare? Partly it’s because we turn our protection over to someone else, partly it is willful blindness, and partly it is lack of knowledge about any alternatives that would improve the system. The author is generous in detailing innovations that would cost us much less and make us all safer through our awareness and participation.
“Working as I have with the criminal justice system, much of this was familiar to me. I hope in the next few years we can get the public to become aware of what he talks about in this book and make some significant changes. A lot fewer people will end up being wards of the state at an average cost of approximately 35,000 dollars a year.”
—Wayne P. Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia;
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, Columbia College;
Co-Author, Stress Management for Law Enforcement Officers.
Comments from the NIU Department of Police
and Public Safety Command Staff:
”The Injustice of Justice is the embodiment of the philosophies and methodologies that Donald Grady II, Ph.D. has developed and practiced during his more than thirty years of experience in national and international policing.
“The Injustice of Justice is a must read for anyone living in a democratic society who desires to fully comprehend the American justice system for what it is. It will ignite the emotions of all readers and encourage them to take action individually and collaboratively to improve their lives and the lives of others. Through his unique perspective, the author has used a character-based narrative to make the reading of this book accessible and enjoyable for anyone.
”Over the years, the American people have become increasingly more complacent regarding their role in policing and safeguarding their communities. They have abrogated their responsibilities and mistakenly placed all their faith and trust in the police to keep them safe. The Injustice of Justice is a roadmap back to personal responsibility, people working with the police to make their communities safe, improving the judicial system and providing fairness and justice for all people, not only those with power, influence and money. Donald Grady’s book is a prescription for a safer and more just community.
”This book puts into focus how policing is currently done and exposes its pitfalls. The book provides a blunt and honest depiction of policing and the American criminal justice system, exposing the inconvenient truths of policing, the courts, and the prisons in the United States. The book is designed to educate and empower ALL people that live in a free society to take ownership of their police departments and take action toward correcting the ills of the criminal justice system.
”Criminal justice insiders may have a difficult time digesting the author’s brutal honesty about the system they help perpetuate; however, throughout our nation’s history, we have seen several examples of the police exhibiting massive influence and suppressive tactics against those that criticize them. The tentacles of their influence have been far-reaching and intimidating. In 2009, we saw an example of significant police influence on the President of the United States after he criticized a municipal police officer’s judgment that led to an abuse of power and the arrest of a Harvard University professor.
”As police administrators, we have been able to see firsthand successes attributed to the implementation of integrated policing. As a result, we reduced crime by nearly 60% within the first year, mostly eliminated citizen complaints of police abuses of power and racial profiling, and created an atmosphere of trust and communication within the community that led to a diverse department that is more reflective of the people we serve.”
Deputy Chief Darren Mitchell
Lieutenant Curtis Young
Lieutenant Todd Henert
Lieutenant Kartik Ramakrishnan
Lieutenant Jason John
Program Administrative Assistant Judy White