African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

By: Vernetta D. Young (author), Helen Taylor Greene (author), Shaun L. Gabbidon (author)Hardback

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This anthology provides a collection of classic articles in criminology/criminal justice written by black scholars and researchers beginning with W E B Dubois up through Lee Brown, the current mayor of Houston, TX. Articles focus on crime and the black community in social, economic, and political contexts. Never before collected in a single volume, this book offers a chronology of late 19th and 20th century perspectives from African-American scholars who, until recently, have not had a major voice in the development of criminological theory and social policy.

About Author

Shaun L. Gabbidon is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. He earned his PhD in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and as an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include race and crime, criminal justice and criminology pedagogy, and private security. Professor Gabbidon is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, including 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books. Helen Taylor Greene is Professor of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Texas Southern University (TSU). She completed her BS in Sociology at Howard University, her MS in the Administration of Justice at American University, and both her MA in Political Science and PhD in Criminology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of research include race and crime, juvenile justice, and policing. She has authored and co-authored books, has peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has served as lead editor for the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009). Vernetta D. Young is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University. She completed her B.A. in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and attended Florida State University before completing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. She has also taught at American University and the University of Maryland, College Park.


Foreword - Anne Thomas Sulton Introduction Pedagogical Reconstruction: Incorporating African American Persepectives Into the Curriculum - Vernetta D. Young Part I: Historical Classics Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases - Ida B. Wells-Barnett The Negro Criminal - W.E.B. Du Bois Crime Among the Negros of Chicago: A Social Study - Monroe N. Work The Spawn of Slavery: The Convict-Lease System in the South - W.E.B. Du Bois Negro Criminality in the South - Monroe N. Work Rebellious Youth - E. Franklin Frazier Community Factors in Negro Delinquency - Earl R. Moses Differentials in Crime Rates Between Negros and Whites, Based on Comparisons of Four Socio-Economically Equated Areas - Earl R. Moses Part II: Contemporary Classics Unequal Justice in the State Criminal Justice System - A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. White Racism, Black Crime, and American Justice: An Application of the Colonial Model to Explain Crime and Race - Robert Staples Women, Race, and Crime - Vernetta D. Young Beyond Anomalies: Rethinking the Conflict Perspective on Race and Criminal Punishment - Darnell F. Hawkins Devalued Lives and Racial Stereotypes: Ideological Barriers to the Prevention of Family Violence Among Blacks - Darnell F. Hawkins Community Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Officials - Lee P. Brown Race, Ethnicity, and the Spatial Dynamic: Toward a Realistic Study of Black Crime, Crime Victimization, and Criminal Justice Processing of Blacks - Daniel E. Georges-Abeyie Black Males and Social Problems: Prevention Through Afrocentric Socialization - William Oliver Minority and Female: A Criminal Justice Double Bind - Coramae Richey Mann Development of a Black Criminology and the Role of the Black Criminologist - Katheryn K. Russell The Code of the Streets - Elijah Anderson The Colonial Model as a Theoretical Explanation of Crime and Delinquency - Becky Tatum Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System - Paul Butler The Racial Hoax as Crime: The Law as Afirmation - Kartheryn K. Russell Index About the Editors About the Contributors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761924326
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780761924326
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 0761924329

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