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Jan Banning Compares Criminal Justice Systems in New Book Law & Order

March 9, 2016

By Dzana Tsomondo


Jan Banning compares the criminal justice systems of Colombia, France, Uganda and the United States, pictured here, in his book Law & Order. “[Prisons] in the United States were the most industrialized. They were clearly focused on efficiency,” says Banning, who was interested in the connection between social justice and crime. 

Law & Order, the new book by Dutch photographer Jan Banning, is a comparative study of the criminal justice systems in four countries: Colombia, France, Uganda and the United States. Two of Banning’s earlier works—one a series of photos on homelessness in the southern U.S., the other a study of civil servants in eight countries—led Banning to think about the...

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