Race, Crime and Resistance
- Tina G Patel - University of Salford, UK
- David Tyrer - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Race, Crime and Resistance offers a thought-provoking account of the problematic construction of crimes as racialized. Critical, empirically grounded and theoretically informed, it unpicks the persistence of concepts of race and ethnicity in perceptions and representations of crime.
In a post-Macpherson, post-9/11 context, criminal justice agencies are having to adapt their responses to criminal behavior across diverse ethnic groups. This book draws on contemporary theory and a range of case studies to consider racial inequalities within the criminal justice system and related organizations. It explores the mechanisms of discrimination and exclusion, and the ensuing processes of mobilization and resistance.
Articulate and sensitive in its approach, the book offers a vital insight into the pressing topic of race, crime and criminality. It clarifies complex ideas through the use of chapter summaries, further reading and study questions. It is essential reading for students and scholars of criminology, race and ethnicity, and sociology.
A critical and inter-disciplinary perspective that helps to shed new light upon the intersections between resistance, "race", crime and politics
Dr. Basia Spalek
Reader in Communities & Justice, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham
A thoughtful and lively examination of key concepts and developments in the race and crime debate. The authors rethink some fundamental questions about institutional racism and show how scientific racism continues to be a pervasive influence in the criminal justice sphere
Hindpal Singh Bhui
Inspection Team Leader, HM Inspectorate of Prisons
Patel and Tyrer write from a critical criminological perspective, with a usefully broad conception of crime, incorporating state crime, hate crime and criminalization... It is structured and presented as a text book (with revision questions and further readings), yet has arguments that will certainly challenge established scholars in the various fields that it traverses. It accessibly introduces terms, concepts and debates, yet adopts some of the expressive style as well as conceptual complexities of writing from the 'posts' and the 'isms' that it deploys; it is no easy read. It is well worth the read, however, and has plenty for readers of all levels and most persuasions.
Professor Scott Poynting
A very thoughtful analysis of contemporary issues in race and ethnicity. This book would be well suited to a course on 'Race and Crime' or 'Hate Crime'. I shall be recommending this book to our lead lecturer on these modules.
An important and useful examination of problem constructions relating to race and crime
this will replace the OU book understanding crime on the reading list
I have recommended this book to students due to the coverage of a range of issues on and around the topic. It is an accessible, informative and enjoyable book.
Excellent reader that provides insight into the difficulties faced with racial inequality and those in the criminal justice sector that have to manage them.
A very good title on a complex subject - recommended reading in Citizenship and Identity.
Well written and concise with critical insight into race, policing and criminal justice in Britain. Would suit level 5 and 6 undergraduate courses in this area as well as Masters students and academics.
An extremely informative book looking at various aspects of this difficult subject in ways which are easy for students to take on board. Highly recommended and would be considered an essential read for any student looking at these aspects of their course