Understanding Race And Crime

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jul 1, 2007 - Social Science - 255 pages
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The book provides a conceptual framework in which racism, race and crime might be better understood. It traces the historical origins of how thinking about crime came to be associated with racism and how fears and anxieties about race and crime become rooted in places destabilized by rapid social change.
 

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Contents

Series editors foreword
xi
Acknowledgements
xiv
racialisation and criminalisation
1
criminology eugenics and the criminal type
11
race place and fear of crime
26
Chapter 4 Offending and victimisation
43
Chapter 5 Racist violence
67
Chapter 6 Race policing and disorder
90
family schooling and peer groups
127
Chapter 9 The AfricanAmerican underclass and the American Dream
146
the racial state and genocide
170
some concluding thoughts
194
References
203
Index
223
Back cover
240
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difference or discrimination?
110

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Page xi - Miles (1989, 75) uses the concept of racialization to refer "to those instances where social relations between people have been structured by the signification of human biological characteristics in such a way as to define and construct differentiated social collectivities.
Page v - The aim from the outset has been to give undergraduates and graduates both a solid grounding in the relevant area and a taste to explore it further. Although aimed primarily at students new to the field, and written as far as possible in plain language, the books are not oversimplified. On the contrary, the authors set out to 'stretch' readers and to encourage them to approach criminological knowledge and theory in a critical and questioning frame of mind.

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Colin Webster was born in the UK where he grew up in a steel-making town and began his working life in the steelworks. He gained a degree in engineering before he emigrated with his family to Australia in 1991. He continued to work as an engineer while writing in his spare time. The Mayakovski Assignment is his debut novel. He now lives with his wife in Queensland Australia. They have a son and a daughter and two grandchildren.

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