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Encyclopedia of Race and Crime

Encyclopedia of Race and Crime

Two Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Helen Taylor Greene - Texas Southern University, USA, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, Old Dominion University, USA, North Carolina Central University, USA, University of Tampa, USA, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Shaun L. Gabbidon - Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, USA

June 2009 | 1 024 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As seen almost daily on local and national news, race has historically and continues to feature prominently in reporting on crime and justice within the United States, whether the issue be hate crimes, racial profiling, sentencing disparities, wrongful convictions, felon disenfranchisement, political prisoners, juveniles and the death penalty, or culturally specific delinquency prevention programs. This encyclopedia covers issues in both historical and contemporary context, with information on race and ethnicity and their impact on crime and the administration of justice. Through entries in this encyclopedia, readers will gain a greater appreciation for the similar historical experiences of varied racial and ethnic groups and will see how race and ethnicity has mattered and continues to matter in the administration of American criminal justice.

"This set also offers an intriguing look at the effect of race and crime in related areas, e.g., post-Hurricane Katrina criminal behavior, correctional facilities, and disaster management."

K. Evans
Indiana State University

"....The organization of the reader’s guide—especially the groupings of landmark cases, race riots, and criminology theories—is impressive. Bottom Line Other related titles lack the breadth, detail, and accessibility of this work.... Recommended for all libraries; essential for comprehensive social studies collections."—Daniel Sifton, Cariboo Regional Dist. Lib., Williams Lake, B.C.

Daniel Sifton
Cariboo Regional Dist. Lib., Williams Lake, B.C.
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