The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America / Edition 5

The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America / Edition 5

by Samuel Walker, Cassia Spohn, Miriam DeLone
     
 

Written by three professors at the U. of Nebraska at Omaha, this text analyzes racial and ethnic issues in the criminal justice system. Coverage includes such topics as ethnic youth gangs, public attitudes about the police, and racial disparities in sentencing. The third edition contains new material on the racial profiling of Americans of Middle Eastern origin… See more details below

Overview

Written by three professors at the U. of Nebraska at Omaha, this text analyzes racial and ethnic issues in the criminal justice system. Coverage includes such topics as ethnic youth gangs, public attitudes about the police, and racial disparities in sentencing. The third edition contains new material on the racial profiling of Americans of Middle Eastern origin following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111346928
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
47,229
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Race, ethnicity, and crime : the present crisis1
2Victims and offenders : myths and realities about crime29
3Race, ethnicity, social structure, and crime77
4Justice on the street? : the police and racial and ethnic minorities106
5The courts : a quest for justice during the pretrial process163
6Justice on the bench? : trial and adjudication in criminal court201
7Race and sentencing : in search of fairness and justice231
8The color of death : race and the death penalty290
9Corrections in America : a colorful portrait : corrections vs. college : minorities in society341
10Minority youth and crime : minority youth in court375
11The color of justice418

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