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Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice
An International Dilemma



March 2009 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Congratulations to SAGE author Shaun L. Gabbidon for becoming the second scholar in the college's history to be named a Distinguished Professor by the University's Office of the President (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)

"Gabbidon's book provides a sobering account of racism, inequality and injustice, framed by processes of colonialisation, the effects of which are still widely felt in many postcolonial contexts. It will greatly assist teachers and students interested in comparative research and analysis in this area."  —Dr. Coretta Phillips, London School of Economics and Political Science


"The author does a great job at identifying the nature and scope of therace/crime relationship. The race relations analyisis within the selectedcountries provide a great historical context; particularly for students who areunfamiliar with the role of race and ethnicity in criminal justice processing." —Dr. Patricia Warren, Florida State University


Providing case studies from English-speaking countries around the world, Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: An International Dilemma focuses on the racial/ethnic justice-related challenges faced by Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Shaun L. Gabbidon's insightful text begins with chapters that introduce the international nature of race/ethnicity issues, grounding students in important theory and concepts, and then provides full chapter coverage of the race and crime issues of each specific region.

Key Features

  • Presents a brief historical overview, current population characteristics, criminal justice statistics, and a synopsis of the racial and ethnic justice-related concerns for each region, followed by a review of the scholarly literature on the topic
  • Compares and contrasts the race, ethnicity, crime, and justice issues of specific countries
  • Includes a closing chapter that summarizes the findings from the various countries and discusses prospects for the eventual elimination of the international dilemma of race, ethnicity, crime, and justice

Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: An International Dilemma can be used as a main or supplementary text for courses focusing on race and crime, minorities and crime, and diversity in criminal justice. It is also appropriate for use in sociology and ethnic studies courses that focus on race and crime.


 
Preface
 
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Race and Ethnicity
 
Crime Statistics
 
The Colonial Model
 
Conclusion
 
CHAPTER TWO: GREAT BRITAIN
 
Chapter Overview
 
Early History
 
Contemporary History
 
Crime and Justice in Britain
 
Ethnic, Minorities, Crime and Justice
 
Summary and Conclusion
 
CHAPTER THREE: UNITED STATES
 
Chapter Overview
 
Early History
 
Racial and Ethnic Groups in America
 
Contemporary History
 
Crime and Justice in America
 
Summary and Conclusion
 
CHAPTER FOUR: CANADA
 
Chapter Overview
 
Early History
 
Contemporary History
 
Canada: A Brief Overview of Socio-Demographics
 
Crime and Justice Statistics
 
Crime and Justice Issues Among the Aboriginal Population and Visible Minorities
 
Emerging Crime and Justice Scholarship on Aboriginal and Visible Minorities
 
Summary and Conclusions
 
CHAPTER FIVE: AUSTRALIA
 
Chapter Overview
 
Early History
 
Contemporary History
 
Australia: A Brief Overview of Socio-Demographics
 
Crime and Justice in Australia: An Overview
 
Summary and Conclusion
 
CHAPTER SIX: SOUTH AFRICA
 
Chapter Overview
 
Early History
 
Contemporary History
 
South Africa: A Brief Overview of Socio-Demographics
 
Crime and Justice in South Africa
 
Scholarship on Crime and Justice in South Africa
 
Summary and Conclusion
 
CHAPTER SEVEN: CONCLUSION

"Gabbidon's book provides a sobering account of racism, inequality and injustice, framed by processes of colonialisation, the effects of which are still widely felt in many postcolonial contexts. It will greatly assist teachers and students interested in comparative research and analysis in this area."

Dr. Coretta Phillips
London School of Economics and Political Science

"The author does a great job at identifying the nature and scope of the race/crime relationship. The race relations analysis within the selected countries provides a great historical context; particularly for students who are unfamiliar with the role of race and ethnicity in criminal justice processing."

Dr. Patricia Warren
Florida State University

Was assigned a different course.

Professor Angela Callahan
Criminal Justice Dept, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
February 11, 2013

Great textbook!

Kysha Long
Sociology Crim Justice Dept, Florida A & M University
February 15, 2011

This book is tremendous! I have taught this course many times, and this is the first semester I am using this book. I decided to include an international section on race and crime in the class. The students loved it. They learned a great deal about race and aboriginal issues arround the world. Both the students and I learned a lot. I will continue using this book each time I teach the race & crime course. Again...great book!

Dr Kareem Jordan
Other, University of North Florida
November 15, 2010
Key features
Key Features
  • Presents a brief historical overview, current population characteristics, criminal justice statistics, and a synopsis of the racial and ethnic justice-related concerns for each region, followed by a review of the scholarly literature on the topic
  • Compares and contrasts the race, ethnicity, crime, and justice issues of specific countries
  • Includes a closing chapter that summarizes the findings from the various countries and discusses prospects for the eventual elimination of the international dilemma of race, ethnicity, crime, and justice

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 4 - Canada


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