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The color of justice : race, ethnicity, and crime in America

Author: Samuel Walker; Cassia Spohn; Miriam DeLone
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, ©2007.
Series: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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From racial profiling to the issues surrounding immigration and the death penalty, controversies involving race and ethnicity pervade the criminal justice system. This work is a book on the current research and theories of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The authors synthesize the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Walker; Cassia Spohn; Miriam DeLone
ISBN: 0534624464 9780534624460
OCLC Number: 70890824
Description: xx, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Race, Ethnicity and Crime: the Present Crisis. The colors of America: racial and ethnic categories ; The geography of racial and ethnic justice ; Disparity versus discrimination ; A theoretical perspective on race, ethnicity, and crime --
Victims and Offenders: Myths and Realities About Crime. A broader picture of the crime victim ; Picture of the typical offender ; Crime as an intraracial event ; Crime as an interracial (hate) event ; Ethnic youth gangs. --
Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime. The images from hurricane Katrina ; Economic inequality ; Community social structure. --
Residential segregation ; Theoretical perspectives on inequality and crime ; Inequality and social reform. --
Justice on the Street? : the Police and Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Unequal justice? ; A long history of conflict ; The police and a changing America ; Public attitudes about the police ; Policing racial and ethnic minority communities ; Police use of deadly force ; "Police brutality" : police use of physical force ; Discrimination in arrests? ; Traffic stops: racial profiling ; Street stops and frisks ; Verbal abuse ; Police officer attitudes and behavior ; Police corruption and people of color ; Police-community relations programs ; Citizen complaints against the police ; Citizen oversight of the police ; Police employment practices. --
The Courts: a Quest for Justice During the Pretrial Process. The situation today ; Decisions regarding counsel and bail ; Charging and plea bargaining decisions. --
Justice on the Bench? : Trial and Adjudication in Criminal Court. Selection of the jury pool ; The peremptory challenge: racial profiling in the courtroom? ; Playing the "race card" in a criminal trial. --
Race and Sentencing: In Search of Fairness and Justice. Racial disparity insentencing ; Empirical research on race and sentencing ; When does race/ethnicity matter? ; Sentencing reform: the quest for a just punishment system. --
The Color of Death: Race and the Death Penalty. The constitutionality of the death penalty ; Attitudes toward capital punishment ; Race and the death penalty: the empirical evidence ; McCleskey v. Kemp: the Supreme Court and racial discrimination in the application of the death penalty ; The death penalty in the 21st century. --
Corrections in America: a Colorful Portrait, Corrections vs. College: Minorities in Society. The incarcerated: prison and jail populations ; Jails and minorities ; Community corrections ; Theoretical perspectives on the racial distribution of correctional populations. --
Minority Youth and Crime: Minority Youth in Court. Young racial minorities as victims and offenders ; Juveniles of color and the police --
Race/ethnicity and the juvenile justice system ; Juveniles under correctional supervision. --
The Color of Justice. Race, crime, and justice.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Responsibility: Samuel Walker, Cassia Spohn, Miriam DeLone.
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From racial profiling to the issues surrounding immigration and the death penalty, controversies involving race and ethnicity pervade the criminal justice system. This work is a book on the current research and theories of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The authors synthesize the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs to give a comprehensive and balanced look at racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. It incorporates discussion of all major racial and ethnic groups found in the United States.

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