Images of Color, Images of Crime: Readings / Edition 3

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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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The range of articles and diversity of authors included offer an intellectual strength. This book presents competing perspectives, which encourage student independence in developing ideas and responses. The book incorporates a broad range of racial groups rather than focusing solely on African Americans and Latinos/as. The inclusion of white people as a racial group opens students to the realization that all racial groups—those in the minority and the majority—are socially constructed."—Molly Merryman, Kent State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195330632
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 391,430
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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. Rodríguez
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 and Willie Horton, Donald R. Culverson
13: Latinos and Latinas
Immigrant Bashing and Nativist Political Movements, Alberto G. Mata Jr. and Catalina Herrerías
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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