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Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice / Edition 1

Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice / Edition 1

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Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice / Edition 1

Investigating Difference is the first book to provide an overview of such a broad range of diverse groups within the criminal justice system. It encompasses the full spectrum from cultural, gender and religious diversity, to the diversity presented by individuals in disadvantaged aged categories, with physical and mental disabilities, and from immigrant backgrounds. Groups perceived as different are presented in the context of not only offenders and victims, but as service-providers.

The book presents issues of difference in a balanced social and historical context. The authors represent an expansive and diverse group of leading educators, researchers, and criminal justice professionals. Together, they show readers how the power and the powerless form an essential framework for understanding the relationship between the criminal justice system and those members categorized as different. This book will help some, many for the first time, confront the consequences of difference, and the reality that someone else may have defined both the difference and the consequence. Readers will be shown how some categories carry privilege and responsibility, while other categories carry burden and/or rejection.

For anyone interested in the criminal justice system with regard to diversity and multicultural issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205302055
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 08/24/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents




1.Marianne O. Nielsen and Barbara Perry, Introduction: Investigating Difference.

2.Nancy A. Wonders, Conceptualizing Difference.

3.Larry A. Gould, White Male Privilege and the Construction of Crime.


4.Marianne O. Nielsen, Stolen Lands, Stolen Lives: Native Americans and Criminal Justice.

5.Barbara Perry, Exclusion, Inclusion, and Violence: Immigrants and Criminal Justice.

6.Brian J. Smith, Historical Injustices, Contemporary Inequalities: African-Americans and Criminal Justice.

7.Alexander Alvarez, Unwelcome Citizens: Latinos and the Criminal Justice System.

8.Barbara Perry, Perpetual Outsiders: Criminal Justice and the Asian-American Experience.

9.Raymond J. Michalowski, Class, Difference, and the Social Construction of Crime and Criminality.

10.Karla B. Hackstaff, Women and Criminal Justice: Wielding the Tool of Difference.

11.Barbara Perry, Constructing Sexual Identities: Gay Men and Lesbians in the Criminal Justice System.

12.Carole Mandino, Old Enough to Know Better? Aging and Criminal Justice.

13.Jeff Ferrell, Dancing Apart: Youths, Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Justice.

14.Cynthia Baroody Hart, The Invisible Minority: Individuals with Disability.

15.Barbara Perry, In Whose God We Trust? Religious Difference, Persecution, and Criminal Justice.


16.Marilyn D. McShane, Widening the Workforce: Diversity in Criminal Justice Employment.

17.Larry A. Gould, Educating for Change: Cultural Awareness Training for Criminal Justice.

18.Marianne O. Nielsen, Talking through Our Differences: Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication.

19.Phoebe Morgan and Barbara Perry, Irreconcilable Differences? Understanding the Crime Victim/Criminal Justice Worker Relationship.


20.Barbara Perry and Marianne O. Nielsen, Reinvestigating Difference.



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