Race and Crime: A Text/Reader

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SAGE Publications, Apr 18, 2011 - Social Science - 477 pages
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This innovative text/reader from pre-eminent authors and researchers Helen Taylor Greene and Shaun Gabbidon combines textual material with recent, carefully edited articles from well-known and emerging scholars. The articles have been published in leading criminology and criminal justice journals, such as Crime & Delinquency, Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Theoretical Criminology. The book explores historical and contemporary issues such as race as a social construct; the treatment of minorities and immigrants in American history; explanations of race and crime; disproportionate arrest, victimization, and confinement; racial profiling; wrongful convictions; and the War on Drugs.

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Helen Taylor Greene is Professor of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Texas Southern University (TSU). She completed her BS in Sociology at Howard University, her MS in the Administration of Justice at American University, and both her MA in Political Science and PhD in Criminology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of research include race and crime, juvenile justice, and policing. She has authored and co-authored books, has peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has served as lead editor for the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009). 

Shaun L. Gabbidon is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. He earned his PhD in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University’s W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and as an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include race and crime, criminal justice and criminology pedagogy, and private security.  Professor Gabbidon is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, including 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books. 

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