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Class, race, gender, and crime : the social realities of justice in America

Author: Gregg Barak; Paul Leighton; Jeanne Flavin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Systematically addresses the impact of class, race, and gender on criminological theory and all phases of the administration of criminal justice, including its workers. These topics represent the main sites of inequality, power and privilege in the U.S., which consciously or unconsciously shape people's understandings of who is a criminal and how society should deal with them. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Barak; Paul Leighton; Jeanne Flavin
ISBN: 9780742599697 0742599698 9780742599703 0742599701 9780742599710 074259971X
OCLC Number: 544474650
Description: xxxvi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Criminology and the study of class, race, gender, and crime --
Criminal justice work and the crime control enterprise --
Understanding class and economic privilege --
Understanding race and white privilege --
Understanding gender and male privilege --
Understanding privilege and the intersections of class, race, and gender --
Victimology and patterns of victimization --
Law making and the administration of criminal law --
Law enforcement and criminal prosecution --
Punishment, sentencing, and imprisonment.
Responsibility: Gregg Barak, Paul Leighton, and Jeanne Flavin.

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Systematically addresses the impact of class, race, and gender on criminological theory and all phases of the administration of criminal justice, including its workers. These topics represent the main sites of inequality, power and privilege in the U.S., which consciously or unconsciously shape people's understandings of who is a criminal and how society should deal with them. --from publisher description.

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The authors once again demonstrate how class, race, gender, and crime-four explosive topics we're reluctant to talk about publicly-are interrelated and, more important, how these issues affect each Read more...

 
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