The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America / Edition 1

The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America / Edition 1

by Ruth D. Peterson, Lauren J. Krivo, John Hagan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814767206

ISBN-13: 9780814767207

Pub. Date: 03/01/2012

Publisher: New York University Press

In this authoritative volume, race and ethnicity are themselves considered as central organizing principles in why, how, where and by whom crimes are committed and enforced. The contributors argue that dimensions of race and ethnicity condition the very laws that make certain behaviors criminal, the perception of crime and those who are criminalized, the

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In this authoritative volume, race and ethnicity are themselves considered as central organizing principles in why, how, where and by whom crimes are committed and enforced. The contributors argue that dimensions of race and ethnicity condition the very laws that make certain behaviors criminal, the perception of crime and those who are criminalized, the determination of who becomes a victim of crime under which circumstances, the responses to laws and crime that make some more likely to be defined as criminal, and the ways that individuals and communities are positioned and empowered to respond to crime.

Contributors: Eric Baumer, Lydia Bean, Robert D. Crutchfield, Stacy De Coster, Kevin Drakulich, Jeffrey Fagan, John Hagan, Karen Heimer, Jan Holland, Diana Karafin, Lauren J. Krivo, Charis E. Kubrin, Gary LaFree, Toya Z. Like, Ramiro Martinez, Jr., Ross L. Matsueda, Jody Miller, Amie L. Nielsen, Robert O'Brien, Ruth D. Peterson, Alex R. Piquero, Doris Marie Provine, Nancy Rodriguez, Wenona Rymond-Richmond, Robert J. Sampson, Carla Shedd, Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Avelardo Valdez, Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Maria B. Velez, Geoff K. Ward, Valerie West, Vernetta Young, Marjorie S. Zatz.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814767207
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Sales rank:
1,252,137
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Cultural Mechanisms and Killing Fields
Part I Constructs and Conceptual Approaches
2 Conceptualizing Race and Ethnicity in Studies of Crime and Criminal Justice
3 Demythologizing the “Criminalblackman”
4 Race and the Justice Workforce
Part II Populations and Intersectionalities
5 Toward an Understanding of the Lower Rates of Homicide in Latino versus Black Neighborhoods
6 Extending Ethnicity and Violence Research in a Multiethnic City
7 Crime and Deviance in the “Black Belt”
8 Crime at the Intersections
9 Race, Inequality, and Gender Violence
Part III Contexts and Settings
10 Is the Gap between Black and White Arrest Rates
Narrowing?
11 Race, Labor Markets, and Neighborhood Violence
12 Drug Markets in Minority Communities
13 Perceptions of Crime and Safety in Racially and Economically Distinct Neighborhoods
14 Neighborhood, Race, and the Economic Consequences of Incarceration in New York City,1985–1996
Part IV Mechanisms and Processes
15 Creating Racial Disadvantage
16 Transforming Communities: Formal and Informal Mechanisms of Social Control
17 Toward a Developmental and Comparative Con?ict
Theory of Race, Ethnicity, and Perceptions of Criminal Injustice
18 Race and Neighborhood Codes of Violence
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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