The Mugging of Black America / Edition 1

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An examination of the prison system and the relationship between alcohol, drugs, and the black community.

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Criminology textbooks usually contain sections on the relationship between race and crime. This book focuses on it exclusively. Hutchinson first covers the history of the problem and then suggests solutions that include community policing, better use of the media, empowerment of local leaders, greater access to jobs for young people, and reduced use of prisons. This is a scholarly analysis and is similar in tone and content to the work of some of the best-known liberal criminologists such as Elliott Currie and Richard Quinney. A valuable addition to any criminology or criminal justice collection.-- John Broderick, Stone hill Coll., North Easton, Mass.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913543214
  • Publisher: African American Images
  • Publication date: 12/28/1990
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and political analyst. His columns have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the associate editor at New American Media and the author of The Assassination of the Black Male Image, Betrayed, Beyond O.J., Blacks and Reds, The Crisis in Black and Black, and The Disappearance of Black Leadership. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!

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