California’s Criminal Justice System by Christine L. Gardiner and Stacy L. Mallicoat.
Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Thinking About Crime by James Q. Wilson
The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine
Revealing Criminology by Maureen Outlaw
The Valley of the Shadow of Death by Kermit Alexander
Outrage by Vincent Bugliosi
Explaining Social Deviance by Paul Root Wolpe
History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons
The Great Trials of World History by Douglas O. Linder
The Aims of the Criminal Law by Henry Hart
Shorter Works and Articles
The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth and On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey.
American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction by G. Edward White
Serial by Sarah Koenig. I listened to seasons 1 and 3.
Off the Block by George Lavender. Short but sweet.
Caught by Kai Wright.
More Perfect with Jad Abumrad. Another great WNYC podcast, but not usually about criminal law.
Life of the Law with Nancy Mullane. The gold standard of podcasts about the law in general, not criminal law in particular. But the producers often discuss criminal law and have a soft spot for San Quentin inmates in particular.
Locked Up: Prison in America by American Radioworks.
Mexican Mafia Materials
Governance and Prison Gangs by David Skarbek.