Petit Apartheid in Criminal Justice / Edition 1

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In criminology the term "dark figure" typically refers to a crime that is not included in official justice statistics; Milovanovic (Northeastern Illinois U.) and Russell (U. of Maryland) use it to refer to racially motivated processes within the US justice system that have escaped official record-keeping and thus analysis. The eight papers they have collected call attention to some of the subtle ways that racism occurs across the system, such as racial profiling, police officers' insulting behavior toward black suspects before arrest, and the use of derogatory racial imagery by prosecutors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890899519
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152

Table of Contents

1 Toward Developing a Theoretical Paradigm and Typology for Petit Apartheid 3
2 Walking the Beat Alone: An African American Police Officer's Perspective on Petit Apartheid 15
3 The Presence and Effect of Micro/Macro-aggressions and Petit Apartheid 21
4 Round Up the Usual Suspects: Racial Profiling and the War on Drugs 27
5 Out of Place: Petit Apartheid and the Police 43
6 Trying to Make Us a Parking Lot: Petit Apartheid, Cultural Space, and the Public Negotiation of Ethnicity 55
7 African-American Interest in Law Enforcement: A Consequence of Petit Apartheid? 69
8 Racial Derogation in Prosecutors' Closing Arguments 79
References 103
Contributors 115
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