Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America

Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America

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Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America by Gregg Barak, Paul Leighton, Allison Cotton

Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is a popular, and provocative, introduction to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersections. The book systematically explores how the main sites of power and privilege in the United States consciously or unconsciously shape our understanding of crime and justice in society today.

The fifth edition maintains the overall structure of the fourth edition—including consistent headings in chapters for class, race, gender, and intersections—with updated examples, current data, and recent theoretical developments throughout. This new edition includes expanded discussions of police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement, immigration, and queer criminology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442268852
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 528,359
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gregg Barak is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of a number of books, including most recently his award winning book, Unchecked Corporate Power.

Paul Leighton is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is author or co-author of several books, including Punishment for Sale and The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison.
Allison Cotton is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is author of the book Effigy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Crime, Inequality, and Justice
Part I: Crime Control and Criminology
1  The Crime Control Enterprise and Its Workers
2  Criminology and the Study of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime
Part II: Inequality and Privilege
3  Understanding Class and Economic Privilege
4  Understanding Race and White Privilege
5  Understanding Gender and Male Privilege
6  Understanding Privilege and the Intersections of Class, Race, and Gender
Part III: Law and Criminal Justice
7  Victimology and Patterns of Victimization
8  Lawmaking and the Administration of Criminal Law
9  Law Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution
10  Punishment, Sentencing, and Imprisonment
Conclusion: Crime, Justice, and Policy

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