Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System / Edition 1

Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System / Edition 1

by Jerome G. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521598583

ISBN-13: 9780521598583

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The war on drugs, begun in the Reagan Administration and presently continuing unabated, has resulted in an explosion in the American prison population. Whether a desired effect of the war or not, this increase has been accounted for by a severely disproportionate number of African American males. Jerome Miller demonstrates in Search and Destroy that an African

Overview

The war on drugs, begun in the Reagan Administration and presently continuing unabated, has resulted in an explosion in the American prison population. Whether a desired effect of the war or not, this increase has been accounted for by a severely disproportionate number of African American males. Jerome Miller demonstrates in Search and Destroy that an African American male between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five has an inordinate likelihood of encountering the criminal justice system at some point during those years. In a wide-ranging survey of blacks and the justice system, Miller notes the presence of bias among police officers, probation officers, courts, and even social scientists whose data form the basis for many policies and social workers whose responsibility is allegedly to members of the underclass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521598583
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Is it violent crime?; 2. Tracking racial bias; 3. Unanticipated consequences of the justice system; 4. The politics of crime; 5. Race, 'Applied Science' and public policy: the case of the criminaloid; 6. The future: from managerial efficiency to biological necessity; Notes; Index.

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