Race and Crime

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9780761929482: Race and Crime

Race and Crime provides a compelling analysis of the issues of race and crime in both a historical and contemporary context. Each of nine chapters presents information on race and ethnicity and their impact on the administration of justice. Experiences of racial and ethnic groups (Asians, blacks, Latino(a)s, Native Americans, and whites) in  America are examined,  focusing primarily on their experiences in the criminal justice system.  Unique coverage in this text includes an overview of the history of collecting crime data; historical, contemporary, and nontraditional theoretical perspectives; the history of race and policing, the courts, sentencing, and corrections; and an overview of the historical context of race effects in juvenile justice.   
   

 

 

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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. 



Helen Taylor Greene is Professor of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Texas Southern University (TSU). She completed her BS in Sociology at Howard University, her MS in the Administration of Justice at American University, and both her MA in Political Science and PhD in Criminology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of research include race and crime, juvenile justice, and policing. She has authored and co-authored books, has peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has served as lead editor for the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009). 

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“This text is an excellent resource book for both the academic and the practitioner. ..Race and Crime is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to understand racial and ethnic issues, crime, and criminal justice.” (Lorenzo M. Boyd)

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