Race and Crime

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SAGE, 2009 - Social Science - 371 pages
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Congratulations to SAGE author Shaun L. Gabbidon for becoming the second scholar in the college's history to be named a Distinguished Professor by the University's Office of the President (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)

A compelling analysis of the issues of race and crime in both a historical and contemporary context, Race and Crime, Second Edition is a core text for upper level undergraduates and graduate students taking courses in Race Relations; Race and Ethnicity; and Minorities, Race, Gender and Class in departments of sociology, ethnic studies or black studies. The Second Edition of this popular text examines the history of how racial and ethnic groups intersect with the U.S. criminal justice system, and investigates key contemporary issues relevant to understanding the current state of race/ethnicity and crime in the United States.

New to the Second Edition

  • Includes updated tables, figures, and photos throughout
  • Incorporates a new chapter on the death penalty
  • Provides an expanded Chapter 1 with new coverage of all racial and ethnic groups, new immigration trends, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and critical race theory
  • Delivers an enchanced Chapter 3 with new studies and theoretical perspectives presented, including new psychological theories on prejudice
  • Offers new Highlight Boxes covering topics such as the Duke rape case, the Virginia Tech shootings, and updated coverage of racial and ethnic profiling
  • Includes new discussion questions and Internet exercises at the end of each chapter

Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries!

  • New Instructor Resources on CD include a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and commentary from the authors.
  • A new Student study site at www.sagepub.com/gabbidonstudy includes chapter quizzes for students to check their progress, additional Web resources to reinforce materials in the book, and a unique feature: Learning from SAGE Journal Articles for further study.

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About the author (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 Universityrsquo;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, private security, and criminology and criminal justice pedagogy. Professor Gabbidon is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, including 12 books and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. His most recent books include Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice: An International Dilemma (2009), Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime (2nd edition) (2010), and A Theory of African American Offending (with James Unnever) (2011). He currently serves as the inaugural editor of the new Sage journal Race and Justice: An International Journal .

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) and currently serves as Interim Associate Dean in the SPA. Earlier, she served as chair and graduate program director of the Department of Administration of Justice at 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. Areas of interest include race and crime, juvenile justice, and policing. She has authored, co-authored, and edited peer-reviewed articles and books and, most recently, served as lead editor for the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009). In 2010, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology s Division on People of Color and Crime.

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