Karen S. Glover investigates the social science practices of racial profiling inquiry, examining their key influence in shaping public understanding of race, law, and law enforcement. Commonly manifesting in the traffic stop, the association with racial minority status and criminality challenges the fundamental principle of equal justice under the law as described in the U.S. Constitution. Applying a critical race framework, Glover provides in-depth interview data and analysis that demonstrate the broad social and legal realms of citizenship that are inherent to the racial profiling phenomenon.
About the Author
Karen S. Glover is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Justice Studies Program, at California State University San Marcos.
Table of Contents
Introduction: To a Critical Race Criminology 1
1 History, Entree, and the Rise of Racial Profiling Research 11
2 Defending the Constitution? 23
3 The Racial Project of Mainstream Criminology's Approach to Understanding Racial Profiling 39
4 Critical Race Methodology and Race Theory 59
5 Concepts in Citizenship 79
6 An Ethnographic Reading on Racial Profiling 91
7 Vicarious Experience, Panopticonism, and Oral History 117
Appendix A-Methodology 153
Appendix B-Interview Schedule 157
About the Author 173