Race and Crime: A Text/Reader (Sage Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Race and Crime: A Text/Reader (Sage Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice)

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

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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.

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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). 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.


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

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  • publication date: 09/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412989077
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9781412989077
  • weight: 826
  • ISBN10: 1412989078

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