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Overview

This edited volume explores the dynamics of race, crime, and the criminal justice system in the United States today. The book gives equal attention to the links between images of color and images of crime as well as the ramifications of criminal justice policies and practices.
Changes to the new edition include the following:
* Revised introductory and concluding chapters that more clearly outline the focus and selection of the racial and ethnic groups discussed.
* The book further examines the ways in which gender, religion, culture, sexuality, and sexual orientation are central components of racialized constructions.
* A new chapter provides examples of current criminal justice practices and crime control policies on racial and ethnic groups, including law enforcement policies, prosecution and sentencing, and imprisonment.
* Brief, framing introductions underscore why each chapter is important and how it fits into the book's overarching themes.
* Each chapter includes discussion questions and a list of relevant websites.
* An accompanying Instructor's Manual prepared by David R. Montague is new to the Third Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891487583
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 310

Meet the Author

Indiana University and Florida State University

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Perils of Racial Prophecy, Derrick A. Bell

Introduction: The Power of Images, Marjorie S. Zatz and Coramae Richey Mann

Part I: Images of Color

1: American Indians

American Indians in Popular Culture: A Pawnee's Experiences and Views, James Riding In

2: African Americans

Every Road Has an End, Leon E. Pettiway

3: Latinos and Latinas

The Color of Skin Is the Color of Crime, Luis J. Rodriguez

4: Asian Americans

"Senator Sir, Welcome to the World of Orientalism," Karen Joe Laidler

5: Euro-Americans

White Privilege, Color, and Crime: A Personal Account, Peggy McIntosh

Part II: Stereotyping by the Media

6: American Indians

Redskins, Savages, and Other Indian Enemies: A Historical Overview of American Media Coverage of Native Peoples, Suzan Shown Harjo

7: African Americans

The Social Construction of the African American Criminal Stereotype, Dennis M. Rome

8: Latinos and Latinas

"Hot Blood and Easy Virtue": Mass Media and the Making of Racist Latino/a Stereotypes, Diego O. Castro

9: Asian Americans

Framing Asian Americans, Thomas K. Nakayama

10: Euro-Americans

The Caucasian Evasion: Victims, Exceptions, and Defenders of the Faith, Jody Miller, Toya Z. Like, and Peter Levin

Part III: Stereotyping by Politicians

11: American Indians

Stereotyping of American Indian and Alaska Native Nations and Peoples, Carol Chiago Lujan

12: African Americans

The Welfare Queen andWillie Horton, Donald R. Culverson

13: Latinos and Latinas

Immigrant Bashing and Nativist Political Movements, Alberto G. Mata Jr. and Catalina Herrerias

14: Asian Americans

Asian Americans and the Black-White Paradigms, BongHwan "BH" Kim

15: Euro-Americans

The Unanswered Question, Jerome G. Miller

Part IV: Images of Crime and Punishment

16: American Indians

Traditional and Contemporary Tribal Justice, Ada Pecos Melton

17: African Americans

The Black Bogeyman and White Self-Righteousness, Laura T. Fishman

18: Latinos and Latinas

Latinos, Gangs, and Drugs, Edwardo L. Portillos

19: Asian Americans

Improper Perceptions of Asian Crimes and Asian Americans, Taiping Ho

20: Euro-Americans

The Laundering of White Crime, Mark S. Hamm

21: The Nexus Between Race and Ethnicity and Criminal Justice Policy, Nancy Rodriguez

Conclusion: A Fragile Future: Pitfalls and Possibilities, Coramae Richey Mann and Marjorie S. Zatz

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