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Race and Crime: A Text Reader includes a collection of recent articles on race and crime published in a number of leading criminal justice journals, along with original textual material that serves to explain and unify the readings. Through discussion of selected articles, numerous topics are explored, including the historical, social, economic and political contexts of race and crime, such as class, gender, comparative perspectives, justice issues, theories and statistics.
Table of Contents
|Preface and Introduction|
|How to Read a Research Article|
|Overview of Race, Ethnicity and Crime|
|The Concepts of Race and Ethnicity|
|Prejudice and Discrimination|
|Race and Crime in American History|
|The History of Native Americans and the Misdirected Study of Organized Crime|
|Race as Class|
|Marginalized White Ethnicity, Race and Crime|
|Extent of Crime and Victimization|
|Sources of Crime and Victimization Statistics|
|Limitations of Crime, Arrest, and Victimization Statistics|
|Race and the Extent of Crime and Victimization|
|Race and Victimization|
|Intimate Partner Homicide: Review and Implications of Research and Policy|
|Exploring Bystander Presence and Intervention in Nonfatal Violent Victimization: When Does Helping Really Help?|
|Co-offending and the Age-Crime Curve|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Race and Crime|
|What Is Theory?|
|Biological Theories on Race and Crime|
|Sociological Theories on Race and Crime|
|General Strain Theory|
|The Colonial Model|
|Are Hispanics the New "Threat"? Minority Group Threat and Fear of Crime in Miami-Dade County|
|Do Theories of Crime or Violence Explain Race Differences in Delinquency?|
|a General Strain Theory of Racial Differences in Criminal Offending|
|Racial Discriminaton and Hirschi's Criminological Classic: a Chapter in the Sociology of Knowledge|
|Overview of the Juvenile Justice System|
|Race and Juvenile Justice|
|Race, Juvenile Crime, and Victimization|
|Disproportionate Minority Confinement of Juveniles: a National Examination of Black-White Disparity in Placements, 1997-2006|
|Things Are Tough All Over: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and School Discipline|
|The Provision and Completion of Gender-Specific Services for Girls on Probation: Variation by Race and Ethnicity|
|Overview of Policing in America|
|History of Policing|
|Race and Policing|
|Contemporary Issues in Race and Policing|
|An Inquiry Into the Impact of Suspect Race on Police Use of Tasers|
|Lessons of the Street Code: Policy Implications for Reducing Violent Victimization Among Disadvantaged Citizens|
|Racial Bias in Case Processing: Does Victim Race Affect Police Clearance of Violent Crime Incidents?|
|Courts and Sentencing|
|Overview of American Courts and Sentencing|
|Contemporary Issues on Race and Courts|
|Contemporary Issues in Race and Sentencing|
|Race-Based Judgments, Race-Neutral Justifications: Experimental Examination of Peremptory Use and the Batson Challenge Procedure|
|Race Effects of Representation Among Federal Court Workers: Does Black Workforce Representation Reduce Sentencing Disparities?|
|Punishing the "Model Minority": Asian-American Criminal Sentencing Outcomes in Federal District Courts|
|The Death Penalty|
|Overview of Race and the Death Penalty|
|Significant Death Penalty Cases|
|Current Statistics on the Death Penalty|
|Public Opinion and the Death Penalty|
|Hispanics and the Death Penalty: Discriminatory Charging Practices in San Joaquin County, California|
|Governing Through Crime as Commonsense Racism: Race, Space, and Death Penalty "Reform" in Delaware|
|Persuasion and Resistance: Race and the Death Penalty in America|
|Overview of Corrections|
|Race and Corrections in Historical Context|
|Racial Disparities in Corrections|
|The Racialization of Crime and Punishment: Criminal Justice, Color-Blind Racism, and the Political Economy of the Prison Industrial Complex|
|The Role of Offender Risk Assessment: a Policy Maker Guide|
|The Black Family and Mass Incarceration|
|Appendix: Race and Crime Timeline|
|Credits and Sources|
|About the Authors|
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