Taken from criminological, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, this book addresses a broader range of special populations in the criminal justice system.Chapters are devoted to Asian Americans, gays and lesbians, Latinos, Middle-Easterners, Native Americans, and the elderly in addition to the traditional minority groups. Historical development, societal issues, crime and punishment, discrimination, employment, and other serious problems are considered throughout. Using anecdotal discussions, readers look at special populations in various roles throughout the criminal justice system and get a more balanced view of the myriad of issues relating to the concept of marginalized groups. For criminologists, law enforcement officers, correctional officers, social workers, or anyone interested in special populations as it relates to the criminal justice system.
Reid C. Toth, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at University of South Carolina Upstate. She has authored and co-authored articles relating to hate crimes, minorities, criminal justice history, administration, and juvenile justice. She has previously co-authored a book with Gordon A. Crews on the history of school violence. Dr. Toth is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Southern Criminal Justice Association, the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association, and the National Association of Scholars. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Gordon A. Crews, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Criminal Justice at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Crews’ current research interests focus on an international comparison of police and societal responses to individuals involved in alternative belief systems and practices (e.g. Goth, Wicca, Satanism).
Catherine E. Burton, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Her research interests include examining the relationship between race, ethnicity, and gender as it relates to crime and the criminal justice system.