Unequal Justice: A Question of Color

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Indiana University Press, 1993 - Social Science - 301 pages
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"... a compendium of evidence on racism as a component of law and social control in the US... The powerful data summarized here is worthy of intensive review and should be widely available." —Choice

"This work is definitely thought-provoking and causes the reader to question problematic assumptions which do often lead to bias. Her conceptualization of race through the minority experience is insightful and should be consistently addressed in future research." —The Criminologist

"... challenges the very theories that traditionally have been produced to explain the relationship of race and criminality and race and criminal justice decisions."¬ —Federal Probation

"Mann has produced an illuminating, thoroughly researched, and comprehensive treatment of the experiences of minorities in the criminal justice system. The book dispassionately provides persuasive evidence of the disparate treatment of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans in the criminal justice system. The history of each group and its experiences in the criminal justice system is described at every stage, from arrest through incarceration. ¬Unequal Justice underscores the urgent need to find a way to promote justice in our legal system today."¬ —Mary Frances Berry, Member U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Synthesizing research on race and crime through cross-cultural analyses, this monumental study reveals that peoples of color do not receive equal treatment in the U.S. criminal justice system and that this inequality is intimately related to their skin color. Minority perspectives stress how and why this discrimination is possible.

 

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Contents

The Minority Crime Problem
25
Explanations of Minority Crime
74
Law and Its Enforcement against Minorities
115
A Question of Color
166
Corrections
220
Notes
255
Bibliography
265
Index
295
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CORAMAE RICHEY MANN, Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University, is the author of over thirty scholarly articles on the juvenile and criminal justice systems and the author of Female Crime and Delinquency.

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