This book provides case studies from countries around the world regarding the nature and scope of concerns related to race, ethnicity, crime and justice. The text centres primarily on English-speaking countries where they have encountered problems related to race, ethnicity, crime and justice. The book is designed to be used as either a main or supplementary text for courses focusing on race and crime, minorities and crime, and diversity in criminal justice. Additionally, it can also be used in sociology and ethnic studies courses that focus on race and crime.
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.
Preface CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Race and Ethnicity Crime Statistics The Colonial Model Conclusion CHAPTER TWO: GREAT BRITAIN Chapter Overview Early History Contemporary History Crime and Justice in Britain Ethnic, Minorities, Crime and Justice Summary and Conclusion CHAPTER THREE: UNITED STATES Chapter Overview Early History Racial and Ethnic Groups in America Contemporary History Crime and Justice in America Summary and Conclusion CHAPTER FOUR: CANADA Chapter Overview Early History Contemporary History Canada: A Brief Overview of Socio-Demographics Crime and Justice Statistics Crime and Justice Issues Among the Aboriginal Population and Visible Minorities Emerging Crime and Justice Scholarship on Aboriginal and Visible Minorities Summary and Conclusions CHAPTER FIVE: AUSTRALIA Chapter Overview Early History Contemporary History Australia: A Brief Overview of Socio-Demographics Crime and Justice in Australia: An Overview Summary and Conclusion CHAPTER SIX: SOUTH AFRICA Chapter Overview Early History Contemporary History South Africa: A Brief Overview of Socio-Demographics Crime and Justice in South Africa Scholarship on Crime and Justice in South Africa Summary and Conclusion CHAPTER SEVEN: CONCLUSION