Race and Criminal Justice

Race and Criminal Justice

By: Hindpal Singh Bhui (editor)Hardback

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"The social landscape of 'race' and 'ethnicity' within contemporary Britain has become increasingly diverse and complex. The old, exclusive research emphasis in criminology on the outcomes of social inequalities and policies is now challenged by an appreciation of how race and ethnicity are constructed and other theoretical perspectives. This collection of papers will introduce students to these subjects, and do so usefully by addressing contemporary themes that must be given attention by criminologists." (Professor Simon Holdaway, University of Sheffield). "This collection provides useful and up-to-date information on the response of police, prosecution, prisons and probation services to the challenges of increasing ethnic diversity. It is an excellent source for students and practitioners concerned with reforming policy and improving practice." (Professor David J. Smith, University of Edinburgh & London School of Economics). This text delivers a comprehensive overview of race and ethnicity across the criminal justice system. It unpacks terms such as 'race', 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' to equip students with a thorough understanding of this complex subject area. Featuring chapters by leading experts, "Race and Criminal Justice" provides a specialist introduction to each area of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, prisons and probation. It also features stimulating discussion of contemporary issues, such as criminal justice responses to refugees and asylum seekers, and the experiences of Muslims within the criminal justice system post - 9/11 and 7/7. Each chapter follows a consistent structure, offering: an overview of key theories relating to the study of race, ethnicity and criminal justice; analysis of research, policy and practice; and, chapter summaries and further reading to support understanding.

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Contents

Introduction - Hindpal Singh Bhui Criminal justice and Race Equality Key Concepts and Theories about 'Race' - David Smith Criminology, Contemporary Society and Race Issues - David Smith Policing and Race Equality - Michael Rowe Thinking outside the (Tick) Box The Crown Prosecution Service and Race Equality - Seamus Taylor Prisons and Race Equality - Hindpal Singh Bhui The Probation Service and Race Equality - Sam Lewis Gender, 'Race' and the Criminal Justice Process - Finola Farrant Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Criminal Justice - Claire Cooper Foreign National Prisoners - Hindpal Singh Bhui Issues and Debates Minority Muslim Communities and Criminal Justice - Basia Spalek, Robert Lambert and Abdul Haqq Baker Stigmatized UK Faith Identities Post 9/11 and 7/7 Policing Racist Hate Crime - Nathan Hall Policy, Practice and Experience Racism, Ethnicity and Drug Misuse - Karen Mills A Brief Introduction

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412945547
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412945547
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1412945542

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