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

Author: Gregg Barak; Paul Leighton; Allison M Cotton
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is a powerful introduction to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersections. The book explores how power and privilege shape our understanding of crime and justice. The fifth edition features new material on police violence and Black Lives Matter, disability, and more. -- Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barak, Gregg.
Class, race, gender, and crime.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2017059055
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Barak; Paul Leighton; Allison M Cotton
ISBN: 9781442268876 1442268875 9781442268852 1442268859
OCLC Number: 1015269839
Description: xvi, 328 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: PART I Crime Control and Criminology --
Chapter 1 The Crime Control Enterprise and Its Workers --
Globalization and Immigration --
Militarization --
Privatization and Revenue Collection --
Cybercrime/Security --
Criminal Justice Workers --
Implications --
Chapter 2 Criminology and the Study of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime --
Classical, Positive, and Critical Criminologies --
Class and Criminology --
Race and Criminology --
Gender and Criminology --
Intersectionality and Criminology --
Implications --
PART II Inequality and Privilege --
Chapter 3 Understanding Class and Economic Privilege --
Social Class and Stratification in Society --
Economic Distributions: Ideals and Reality --
Implications --
Chapter 4 Understanding Race and White Privilege --
The Social Construction of Ethnicity and Race --
Stereotypes, Power, and Privilege --
Implications --
Chapter 5 Understanding Gender and Male Privilege --
Gender and Sex in Society --
Male Privilege --
Implications --
Chapter 6 Understanding Privilege and the Intersections of Class, Race, and Gender --
No “Master Status” --
Data and Modeling --
Black Lives Matter --
Implications --
PART III Law and Criminal Justice --
Chapter 7 Victimology and Patterns of Victimization --
Victimization and Class --
Victimization and Race --
Victimization and Gender --
Victimization and Intersectionality --
Implications --
Chapter 8 Lawmaking and the Administration of Criminal Law --
Class, Crime, and the Law --
Race, Crime, and the Law --
Gender, Crime, and the Law --
Intersectionality, Crime, and the Law --
Implications --
Chapter 9 Law Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution --
Criminal Identification and Class Control --
Criminal Identification and Race Control --
Criminal Identification and Gender Control --
Intersectionality and the Identification of Criminals --
Implications --
Chapter 10 Punishment, Sentencing, and Imprisonment --
Class and the Punishment of Offenders --
Race and the Punishment of Offenders --
Gender and the Punishment of Offenders --
Intersections and the Punishment of Offenders --
Implications --
Conclusion --
Crime, Justice, and Policy --
Media, Crime, and Justice --
The Enduring Struggle for Justice: Equal, Restorative, and Social --
Equal Justice --
Restorative Justice --
Social Justice --
Recommended Policies and Reforms for Alleviating Harm and Reducing Crime --
Lawmaking --
Investing in Harm Reduction --
Investing in Social Capital --
Law Enforcement --
Professionalizing the Police --
Reaffirming Due Process and Equal Protection --
De-Escalating the Wars on Crime and Terrorism --
Controlling Police Abuse of Power and Corruption --
Enriching Community Control of the Police --
Establishing a Corporate Fraud Division and Eliminating Nonprosecution Agreements --
Curbing Prosecutorial Discretion and Misconduct --
Adjudication --
Improving Representation and Technology for Indigent Defendants.
Other Titles: Class, race, gender, and crime
Responsibility: Gregg Barak, Eastern Michigan University, Paul Leighton, Eastern Michigan University, Allison Cotton, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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