Racial Profiling: Research, Racism, and Resistance (Issues in Crime and Justice)

Racial Profiling: Research, Racism, and Resistance (Issues in Crime and Justice)

By: Karen S. Glover (author)Paperback

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Karen S. Glover investigates the social science practices of racial profiling inquiry, examining their key influence in shaping public understandings of race, law, and law enforcement. Commonly manifesting in the traffic stop, the association with racial minority status and criminality challenges the fundamental principle of equal justice under the law as described in the U.S. Constitution. Communities of color have long voiced resistance to racialized law and law enforcement, yet the body of knowledge about racial profiling rarely engages these voices. Applying a critical race framework, Glover provides in-depth interview data and analysis that demonstrate the broad social and legal realms of citizenship that are inherent to the racial profiling phenomenon. To demonstrate the often subtle workings of race and the law in the post-Civil Rights era, the book includes examination of the 1996 U.S. Supreme Court's Whren decision-a judicial pronouncement that allows pretextual action by law enforcement and thus widens law enforcement powers in decisions concerning when and against whom law is applied.

About Author

Karen S. Glover is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Justice Studies Program, at California State University San Marcos.


1 Table of Contents 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction: To a Critical Race Criminology Chapter 4 1. History, Entre, and the Rise of Racial Profiling Research Chapter 5 2. Defending the Constitution? Chapter 6 3. The Racial Project of Mainstream Criminology's Approach to Understanding Racial Profiling Chapter 7 4. Critical Race Methodology and Race Theory Chapter 8 5. Concepts in Citizenship Chapter 9 6. An Ethnographic Reading of Racial Profiling Chapter 10 7. Vicarious Experience, Panopticonism, and Oral History Chapter 11 Conclusion 12 Appendix A: Methods 13 Appendix B: Interview Schedule 14 Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742561069
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780742561069
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 0742561062

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