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Race and Crime

Fifth Edition


November 2018 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“This is a great tool that provides not only historical perspective but also incorporates additional resources to help expand the student’s ability to understand an issue and implications stemming from it.”

—Robbin Day Brooks,—Arizona State University

Written by two of the most prominent criminologists in the field, Race and Crime, Fifth Edition takes an incisive look at the intersection of race, ethnicity and the criminal justice system. Authors Shaun L. Gabbidon and Helen Taylor Greene offer students a panoramic perspective of race and crime by expertly balancing historical context with modern data and research in thought-provoking discussions of contemporary issues. Accessible and reader-friendly, this comprehensive text illuminates the continued importance of race and ethnicity in all aspects of the administration of justice.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • “Both Sides of the Debate” boxes encourage student engagement and critical thinking  as they explore both sides of controversial issues, such as: school shootings; the "Model Minority" label; affluenza; eliminating peremptory challenges; President Trump’s judicial appointments; the underreporting of hate crimes; the increase of opioid use among black Americans; and expanding the death penalty for opioid dealers.
  • Extensive updates around policing provides a foundational understanding of important issues, such as: policing and the use of force; the Black Lives Matter movement; the Blue Lives Matter movement; the need for diversity in law enforcement; traffic stops; and the connection between immigration and policing.
  • Key court rulings are included along with updated discussions of racial disparities in plea bargains, backstrikes of potential jurors, wrongful convictions, and intersectionality in death penalty decisions.
  • Important topics such as life after prison and the impact of felony disenfranchisement on minorities help contextualize the discussion of corrections.
  • Updated data tables such as crime and victimization trends, hate crime incidents, and juvenile crime/victimization put the study of race and crime in complete context.
  • Discussions of the Trump Administration’s policies capture the current state of crime and justice policies in the United States.
  • Updated data tables such as crime and victimization trends, hate crime incidents, and juvenile crime/victimization put the study of race and crime in complete context for students.

Instructors, sign in to the password-protected Instructor Site at study.sagepub.com/gabbidon5e for access to a Microsoft® Word test bank, chapter activities, SAGE journal articles, and more!

 
1. Overview of Race and Crime
Race, DNA, Criminal Justice Databases, and Civil Rights Concerns  
Race, Ethnicity, and the U.S. Population in 2015  
Race, Ethnicity, and Population Trends  
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Implicit Bias  
Historical Antecedents of Race and Crime in America  
 
2. Extent of Crime and Victimization
History of Crime and Victimization Statistics in the United States  
The Uniform Crime Reporting Program  
Victimization Surveys  
Limitations of Arrest and Victimization Data  
Arrest Trends  
Victimization Trends  
 
3. Theoretical Perspectives on Race and Crime
What Is Theory?  
Biology, Race, and Crime  
Sociological Explanations  
Collective Efficacy  
Culture Conflict Theory  
Strain/Anomie Theory  
General Strain Theory  
Subcultural Theory  
Conflict Theory  
The Colonial Model  
Integrated and Nontraditional Theories on Race and Crime  
 
4. Policing
Overview of Policing in America  
Historical Overview of Race and Policing  
Contemporary Issues in Race and Policing  
 
5. Courts
Overview of American Courts: Actors and Processes  
Historical Overview of Race and the Courts in America  
Contemporary Issues in Race and the Courts  
Scholarship on Race/Ethnicity, Bail, and Pretrial Release  
Drug Courts  
 
6. Sentencing
Sentencing Philosophies  
Historical Overview of Race and Sentencing  
Contemporary Issues in Race and Sentencing  
 
7. The Death Penalty
Historical Overview of Race and the Death Penalty  
Significant Death Penalty Cases  
Current Statistics on the Death Penalty  
Scholarship on Race and the Death Penalty  
Public Opinion and the Death Penalty  
Contemporary Issues in Race and the Death Penalty  
 
8. Corrections
Overview of American Corrections  
Historical Overview of Race and Corrections  
Contemporary State of Corrections  
Jails  
Contemporary Issues in Race and Corrections  
 
9. Juvenile Justice
Overview of Juvenile Justice  
Historical Overview of Race and Juvenile Justice  
Race, Juvenile Crime, and Victimization  
Youth in the Juvenile Justice System  

“This is a great tool that provides not only historical perspective but also incorporates additional resources to help expand the student’s ability to understand an issue and implications stemming from it.”

Robbin Day Brooks, MSW, CPP
Arizona State University’s School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

“I would describe this text as effective! It covers the material in a comprehensive manner, and also provides great support through quality data tables. It is reasonably priced and easy for students to utilize and understand. I feel it is of super quality for undergraduate criminal justice courses focused on the topic.”

Katy Cathcart
University of Colorado—Colorado Springs

“The text is very informational, well-researched, and organized. The illustrations and tables are phenomenal and the topic of race and crime is highlighted in detail by the information.”

Damon J. Bullock
Western New Mexico University

“This text is a thorough examination of race and its relation to criminal justice decision-making. From the historical roots of slavery to the handling of juvenile criminality, this text touches upon all of the important issues. Besides supplementing the course with topical discussions that are more sociological than criminal justice-oriented, this is the only book you need to effectively and efficiently teach a Race and Crime class.”

Dr. Patrick McGrain
Gwynedd Mercy University

“Gabbidon and Greene’s text shows and explains racial disparities in the criminal justice process through the lens of history and shows how history plays a role in contemporary issues still facing our criminal justice system.”

Mari B. Pierce
Penn State University Beaver

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