Race and Crime (4th Revised edition)

Race and Crime (4th Revised edition)

By: Helen Taylor Greene (author), Shaun L. Gabbidon (author)Paperback

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The unique historical perspective integrated throughout the text is supplemented by a thought-provoking photo program. The international coverage woven through the book gives students a broader perspective on race and crime. New to the Fourth Edition: Updated Highlight Boxes focused on international perspectives and other related issues New Policy Boxes, devoted to policies and cases added to the chapters New coverage in Chapter 4 on the Michael Brown shooting and the state of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri New section on police bias to supplement the section on racial profiling

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).


CHAPTER 1. Overview of Race and Crime Race, DNA, Criminal Justice Databases, and Civil Rights Concerns Race, Ethnicity, and the U.S. Population in 2013 Race, Ethnicity, and Population Trends Prejudice and Discrimination Historical Antecedents of Race and Crime in America CHAPTER 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 CHAPTER 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 CHAPTER 4. Policing Overview of Policing in America Historical Overview of Race and Policing Contemporary Issues in Race and Policing CHAPTER 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 CHAPTER 6. Sentencing Sentencing Philosophies Historical Overview of Race and Sentencing Contemporary Issues in Race and Sentencing CHAPTER 7. The Death Penalty Significant Death Penalty Cases Historical Overview of Race and the Death Penalty 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 CHAPTER 8. Corrections Overview of American Corrections Historical Overview of Race and Corrections Contemporary State of Corrections Contemporary Issues in Race and Corrections CHAPTER 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

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  • ISBN13: 9781483384184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781483384184
  • weight: 690
  • ISBN10: 1483384187
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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