The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America

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Cengage Learning, Jul 25, 2012 - Social Science - 560 pages
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Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE is the definitive book on current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's Criminal Justice system. The best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs are covered giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination in the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States.
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Contents

Race Ethnicity and Crime Americans Continuing Crisis ...
1
Victims and Offenders Myths and Realities about Crime ...
39
Race Ethnicity Social Structure and Crime ...
97
Justice on the Street? The Police and Racial and Ethnic Minorities ...
129
The Courts A Quest for Justice during the Pretrial Process ...
195
Justice on the Bench? Trial and Adjudication in Criminal Court ...
241
Race and Sentencing In Search of Fairness and Justice ...
281
The Color of Death Race and the Death Penalty ...
345
Corrections in America A Portrait in Color ...
403
Minority Youth and Crime Minority Youth in Court ...
443
The Color of Justice
491
Selected Bibliography
497
Index
521
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Samuel Walker is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he taught for 31 years before retiring in 2005. He is the author of 13 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Intervention Systems (EIS). Originally trained as a historian, he is completing a book on U.S. presidents and civil liberties. His personal website, with information on police accountability is: http://samuelwalker.net.

Cassia Spohn is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She has published extensively on prosecutors' charging decisions in sexual assault cases; the effect of race, ethnicity, and gender on sentencing decisions; sentencing of drug offenders; and the deterrent effect of imprisonment. She is currently conducting a National Institute of Justice-funded study of police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases in Los Angeles.

Miriam DeLone is Professor of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Her research interests include political economy and social control; race, ethnicity, gender, and sentencing; and corrections. Her teaching interests are in the areas of minorities and crime, criminology, corrections, law and social control, the nature of crime, and the administration of justice. She is currently writing in the areas of media and crime and crime prevention through a public health perspective.

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