Race, Crime and Resistance

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SAGE, Apr 11, 2011 - Social Science - 208 pages
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In a post-Macpherson, post-9/11 world, criminal justice agencies are adapting their responses to criminal behaviour across diverse ethnic groups. Race, Crime and Resistance draws on contemporary theory and a range of case studies to consider racial inequalities within the criminal justice system and related organisations.

Exploring the mechanisms of discrimination and exclusion, the book goes beyond superficial assumptions to examine the ensuing processes of mobilisation and resistance across disadvantaged groups. Empirically grounded and theoretically informed, the book critically unpicks the persisting concepts of race and ethnicity in the perceptions and representations of crime.

Articulate and sensitive, the book clarifies complex ideas through the use of chapter summaries, case studies, further reading and study questions. It is essential reading for students and scholars of criminology, race and ethnicity, and sociology.

 

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Contents

Constructing the RaceCrime Problem
1
2 Crime Science?
18
3 The Politics of Hate
33
4 Policing Racism or Policing Race?
47
5 Courtin Justice
66
6 Proportionate Punishment?
80
7 Victims Rights and the Challenge of Discrimination
97
8 Forms of Resistance
114
9 Researching the Agenda
131
Reconstructing Race and Crime
146
Revision Question Answers
162
References
170
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Dr Tina G. Patel completed her first degree in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. Having been awarded funding from a fully competitive scheme, she then spent 31⁄2 years at the University of Sheffield studying for the qualification of PhD, in a study looking at race, identity and child adoption policy. She was then appointed as a research fellow for a project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, at Nottingham Trent University, looking at school exclusion and successful youth transitions within African-Caribbean communities. In September 2004, Tina returned to Liverpool John Moores University to take up a post as a lecturer in Criminology and Sociology.

Tina joined the University of Salford in September 2008, as a lecturer in Criminology (with a specialism in violence). Her research and teaching interests relate to ‘race’, exclusion, police and violent behaviour. Here she carried out research into the policing of racist violence in Northern Ireland; vehicle crime in deprived neighbourhoods; the foster care and identity development of refugee status children; and, ethnic profiling in the North-west of England within the 'war on terror' context. Tina is currently undertaking research into victims' perceptions of racially motivated hate crimes.

Tina's areas of expertise are: Race and ethnicity; Identity (racial); Racism and exclusion; The family (black families and transracial adoption); Black and minority ethnic communities; Marginalised groups and communities; School exclusion and black African Caribbean youth; Institutional racism; Police, policing and challenges (especially in Northern Ireland and Greater Manchester); and, Racist violence / harassment.

Her published books include Race and Society (2016, SAGE), Race, Crime and Resistance (with David Tyrer, 2011, SAGE), Black Youth Matters (with Wright & Standen, 2010, Routledge), and Mixed-up Kids? Race, Identity and Social Order (2009, Russell House).

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