Written by Shaun L. Gabbidon and Helen Taylor Greene, two of the most prominent criminologists in the field, Race and Crime, 5th Edition takes an incisive look at the intersection of race and ethnicity and the criminal justice system. A thought-provoking discussion of contemporary issues uniquely balances the historical context and modern data and research to offer students a panoramic perspective on race and crime. Accessible and reader friendly, this comprehensive book shows students how race and ethnicity have mattered and continue to matter in all aspects of the administration of justice.
Features and Benefits
- Historical details and contemporary information are presented in every chapter to help students develop a comprehensive understanding and make more informed decision in regards to race and crime.
- An issues approach focuses on several contemporary challenges such as immigration and crime, hate crimes, racial profiling, sentencing disparities, minority female delinquency, and wrongful convictions.
- Coverage of major racial and ethnic groups in the United States ensures students are receiving the most current data and research available on groups of individuals.
- Internet exercises at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of race and crime.
New to this Edition
- Updated data tables such as crime and victimization trends, hate crime incidents, and juvenile crime/victimization put the study of race and crime in a more complete context for students.
- Chapter 1 features an expanded discussion of implicit bias to help students examine this important concept at the outset of the course.
- Chapter 2 includes an expanded discussion of hate crimes and race and human trafficking to demonstrate the extent of crime and victimization in these areas.
- Chapter 4 has important updates regarding policing and the use of force, the Black Lives Matter movement, the Blue Lives Matter movement, the need for diversity in law enforcement, traffic stops, and immigration and policing.
- The reality of racial bias in the court system has been expanded in Chapter 5 to include discussions of racial disparities in plea bargains and backstrikes of potential jurors.
- Chapter 6 on sentencing has been updated to include the Trump administration's stance on the war on drugs and judicial appointments. Additional discussion of drug courts and cumulative disadvantage as a factor in the sentencing process have also been added.
- Expanded discussions of wrongful convictions and intersectionality in death penalty decisions enhance Chapter 7.
- Important topics such as life after prison and the impact of felony disenfranchisement on minorities help contextualize the discussion of corrections in Chapter 8.
- The important topic of school shootings is included as an essential update to the discussion of juveniles in Chapter 9.
|Race, DNA, Criminal Justice Databases, and Civil Rights Concerns|
|Race, Ethnicity, and the U.S. Population in 2015|
|Race, Ethnicity, and Population Trends|
|Prejudice, Discrimination, and Implicit Bias|
|Historical Antecedents of Race and Crime in America|
|History of Crime and Victimization Statistics in the United States|
|The Uniform Crime Reporting Program|
|Limitations of Arrest and Victimization Data|
|What Is Theory?|
|Biology, Race, and Crime|
|Culture Conflict Theory|
|General Strain Theory|
|The Colonial Model|
|Integrated and Nontraditional Theories on Race and Crime|
|Overview of Policing in America|
|Historical Overview of Race and Policing|
|Contemporary Issues in Race and Policing|
|Overview of American Courts: Actors and Processes|
|Historical Overview of Race and the Courts in America|
|Contemporary Issues in Race and the Courts|
|Scholarship on Race/Ethnicity, Bail, and Pretrial Release|
|Historical Overview of Race and Sentencing|
|Contemporary Issues in Race and Sentencing|
|Historical Overview of Race and the Death Penalty|
|Significant Death Penalty Cases|
|Current Statistics on the Death Penalty|
|Scholarship on Race and the Death Penalty|
|Public Opinion and the Death Penalty|
|Contemporary Issues in Race and the Death Penalty|
|Overview of American Corrections|
|Historical Overview of Race and Corrections|
|Contemporary State of Corrections|
|Contemporary Issues in Race and Corrections|
|Overview of Juvenile Justice|
|Historical Overview of Race and Juvenile Justice|
|Race, Juvenile Crime, and Victimization|
|Youth in the Juvenile Justice System|