Ethnicity and crime: a reader

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McGraw Hill/Open University Press, Jul 1, 2008 - Law - 465 pages
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“Basia Spalek has compiled an excellent reader about a much researched and highly sensitive subject. Crucially, she contextualises ethnicity and crime within broadly defined social and intellectual contexts, avoiding the limitation of all too frequently repeated research based solely on statistical measures and policy evaluations.”
Simon Holdaway, Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Sheffield University

Issues in relation to race and ethnicity have generated substantial and ever-growing interest from, and within, a multitude of academic, research and policy contexts. This book brings together important material in race and ethnic studies and provides different ways of thinking about race and ethnicity in relation to crime and the criminal justice system.

Ethnicity and Crime: A Reader consists of a collection of works that capture the main themes that arise from within this vast area of work. It is divided into five sections:

  • ‘Race and crime’, racial discrimination and criminal justice
  • The racialisation of crime: Social, political and cultural contexts
  • Race, ethnicity and victimisation
  • Self and discipline reflexivity: Ethnic identities and crime
  • Ethnic identities, institutional reflexivity and crime
Each section contains recurring and overlapping themes and includes many different ways of thinking about race and ethnicity in relation to crime. It spans theoretical approaches that might be labelled as positivist, critical race analyses, left realist approaches, feminist, as well as post-modern perspectives.

This is the first title in the new series Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice and follows the series format of thematic sections, together with an editor's introduction to the complete volume and an introduction to each section.

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Contents

PARTI
1
a study
7
Some recent approaches to the study of race
32
Discrimination in the Courts?
54
The Enlightenment and EuroAmerican theories
64
PART 2
87
Tolerance freedom justice and peace?
128
Introduction to The Asian Gang
158
Woman abuse in Londons black communities
275
PART 4
301
Political Blackness and British Asians
307
developing
326
the intersections of race
352
Criminology and orientalism
384
PART 5
403
the experience of Asian employees
417

PART 3
181
an experiential analysis
204
Racism and victimization
238
Conclusion
439
Useful websites
446
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About the author (2008)

\Basia Spalek is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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