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Race and Crime
A Text/Reader



June 2011 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Race and Crime: A Text Reader includes a collection of recent articles on race and crime published in a number of leading criminal justice journals, along with original textual material that serves to explain and unify the readings. Through discussion of selected articles, numerous topics are explored, including the historical, social, economic and political contexts of race and crime, such as class, gender, comparative perspectives, justice issues, theories and statistics.

 
Foreword
 
Preface and Introduction
 
How to Read a Research Article
 
SECTION ONE: Overview of Race, Ethnicity and Crime
Section Highlights

 
The Concepts of Race and Ethnicity

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Race and Crime in American History

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
The History of Native Americans and the Misdirected Study of Organized Crime, by Jane Dickson-Gilmore and Michael Woodiwiss

 
Race as Class, by Herbert J. Glans

 
Marginalized White Ethnicity, Race and Crime, by Colin Webster

 
 
SECTION TWO: Extent of Crime and Victimization
Section Highlights

 
Sources of Crime and Victimization Statistics

 
Limitations of Crime, Arrest, and Victimization Statistics

 
Race and the Extent of Crime and Victimization

 
Race and Victimization

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
Intimate Partner Homicide: Review and Implications of Research and Policy, by Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Nancy Glass, Phyllis W. Sharps, Kathryn Laughon, and Tina Bloom

 
Exploring Bystander Presence and Intervention in Nonfatal Violent Victimization: When Does Helping Really Help? by Timothy C. Hart and Terance D. Miethe

 
Co-offending and the Age-Crime Curve, by Lisa Stolzenberg and Stewart J. D'Alessio

 
 
SECTION THREE: Theoretical Perspectives on Race and Crime
Section Highlights

 
What Is Theory?

 
Biological Theories on Race and Crime

 
Sociological Theories on Race and Crime

 
Social Disorganization

 
Collective Efficacy

 
Strain/Anomie Theory

 
General Strain Theory

 
The Colonial Model

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
Are Hispanics the New "Threat"? Minority Group Threat and Fear of Crime in Miami-Dade County, by David Eitle and John Taylor

 
Do Theories of Crime or Violence Explain Race Differences in Delinquency? by Richard B. Felson, Glenn Deane, and David P. Armstrong

 
A General Strain Theory of Racial Differences in Criminal Offending, by Joanne M. Kaufman, Cesar J. Rebellon, Sherod Thaxton, and Robert Agnew

 
Racial Discriminaton and Hirschi's Criminological Classic: A Chapter in the Sociology of Knowledge, by James D. Unnever, Francis T. Cullen, Scott A. Mathers, Timothy E. McClure, and Marisa C. Allison

 
 
SECTION FOUR: Juvenile Justice
Section Highlights

 
Overview of the Juvenile Justice System

 
Race and Juvenile Justice

 
Race, Juvenile Crime, and Victimization

 
Delinquency Prevention

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
Disproportionate Minority Confinement of Juveniles: A National Examination of Black-White Disparity in Placements, 1997-2006, by Jaya Davis and Jon R. Sorensen

 
Things Are Tough All Over: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and School Discipline, by Aaron Kupchik

 
The Provision and Completion of Gender-Specific Services for Girls on Probation: Variation by Race and Ethnicity, by Angela M. Wolf, Juliette Graziano, and Christopher Hartney

 
 
SECTION FIVE: Policing
Section Highlights

 
Overview of Policing in America

 
History of Policing

 
Race and Policing

 
Contemporary Issues in Race and Policing

 
Racial Profiling

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
An Inquiry Into the Impact of Suspect Race on Police Use of Tasers, by Jacinta M. Gau, Clayton Mosher, and Travis C. Pratt

 
Lessons of the Street Code: Policy Implications for Reducing Violent Victimization Among Disadvantaged Citizens, by Eric A. Stewart, Christopher J. Schreck, and Rod K. Brunson

 
Racial Bias in Case Processing: Does Victim Race Affect Police Clearance of Violent Crime Incidents? by Terrance J. Taylor, David Holleran, and Volkan Topalli

 
 
SECTION SIX: Courts and Sentencing
Section Highlights

 
Overview of American Courts and Sentencing

 
Contemporary Issues on Race and Courts

 
Contemporary Issues in Race and Sentencing

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
Race-Based Judgments, Race-Neutral Justifications: Experimental Examination of Peremptory Use and the Batson Challenge Procedure, by Samuel R. Sommers and Michael I. Norton

 
Race Effects of Representation Among Federal Court Workers: Does Black Workforce Representation Reduce Sentencing Disparities? by Amy Farrell, Geoff Ward, and Daniel Rousseau

 
Punishing the "Model Minority": Asian-American Criminal Sentencing Outcomes in Federal District Courts, by Brian D. Johnson and Sara Betsinger

 
 
SECTION SEVEN: The Death Penalty
Section Highlights

 
Overview of Race and the Death Penalty

 
Significant Death Penalty Cases

 
Current Statistics on the Death Penalty

 
Public Opinion and the Death Penalty

 
Wrongful Convictions

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
Hispanics and the Death Penalty: Discriminatory Charging Practices in San Joaquin County, California, by Catherine Lee

 
Governing Through Crime as Commonsense Racism: Race, Space, and Death Penalty "Reform" in Delaware, by Benjamin D. Fleury-Steiner, Kerry Dunn, and Ruth Fleury-Steiner

 
Persuasion and Resistance: Race and the Death Penalty in America, by Mark Peffley and Jon Hurwitz

 
 
SECTION EIGHT: Corrections
Section Highlights

 
Overview of Corrections

 
Race and Corrections in Historical Context

 
Racial Disparities in Corrections

 
Prisoner Reentry

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Readings:
The Racialization of Crime and Punishment: Criminal Justice, Color-Blind Racism, and the Political Economy of the Prison Industrial Complex, by Rose M. Brewer and Nancy A. Heitzig

 
The Role of Offender Risk Assessment: A Policy Maker Guide, by Edward J. Latessa and Brian Lovins

 
The Black Family and Mass Incarceration, by Bruce Western and Christopher Wildeman

 
 
Glossary
 
Appendix: Race and Crime Timeline
 
Credits and Sources
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

A comprehensive look at wide ranging issues concerning 'race' and crime.
While the focus in on the US, the texts are still relevant to study in relation to the UK.

Mr Matthew Scandrett
(FSSH) Criminology , London Metropolitan University
March 9, 2015

Green provides a very useful and well-written account of the relationship between race and crime. This book is an excellent supplementary aid to the study of Crime and Deviance, as part of AQA A-level Sociology.

Mr Dennis Hamilton
Humanities, Bournville College of Further Education
October 31, 2012

I used it in my CRIJ 5340 Race and Crime Class. It is an excellent reader with cogent, thought-provoking articles on the relevance of race in the contemporary criminal justice system. It is a must read for students and academics alike.

Ray Von Robertson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Lamar University

Dr Ray Robertson
Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, Lamar University
June 8, 2012

This book provides a good blend of theories and statistics unfortunately the stats are American.

Mrs Rebecca Watson
Social Sciences, The University of Northampton
May 1, 2012

As supplemental text to the original text by the same author- Helen Taylor Greene.

Professor Victor ANYANWU
Criminal Justice, American Intercontinental University
November 21, 2011

An extremely well thought out book which approaches the aspects of race and crime from many dimensions. Because it is laid out logically it is easy for students to comprehend and the additional discussion questions after each chapter assist with the overall utilisation of the book

Mrs Fiona Porter
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
July 12, 2011

This is an excellent text which addresses a wide range of key topics. The text is accessible to undergraduate students and is of an excellent quality. It is good for students to be using a text like this which provides more scope in being a reader. I will be recommending this is a text within the 'Crime and Society' module at year 1 and 'Citizenship and Identity' at year 2 as a supplementary read for those students examining identity in relation to race and crime.

Miss Laura Firth
Public Services, Runshaw College
June 28, 2011

Not adopting as required text but am referring to it for augmentation to current social problems text.

Is great book. This is second copy for adjunct faculty to use as they see fit!

Ms Kathleen Holmes
Social Science Division, Darton College
May 17, 2011

Not adopting as required text but am referring to it for augmentation to current social problems text.

Is great book.

Ms Kathleen Holmes
Social Science Division, Darton College
May 17, 2011

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