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Underground Codes: Race, Crime and Related Fires

Underground Codes: Race, Crime and Related Fires

by Katheryn Russell-Brown, Christina Spiesel
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814775417
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Katheryn Russell-Brown is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. She is the author of Protecting Our Own: Race, Crime, and African Americans and Underground Codes: Race, Crime, and Related Fires (NYU Press).

Table of Contents

1"Petit Apartheid" in the Justice System5
2American Indians and Crime: Invisible Minorities and the Weight of Justice20
3Gangsta Rap and Crime: Any Relationship?35
4Policing Communities, Policing Race55
5Black Protectionism72
6In the Crosshairs: Racial Profiling and Living while Black97
7Black Women and the Justice System: Raced and Gendered into Submission119
8Race Facts135
About the Author175

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"Compelling topic."


"Katheryn Russell-Brown's newest work highlights the unique ways that race, culture, and criminal justice issues operate across communities of color and within them. Her study of these issues raises important questions and draws the critical distinctions between fact and fiction for our understanding and ultimate liberation."

-Paula C. Johnson,Syracuse University College of Law, author of Inner Lives: Voices of African American Women in Prison

"In Underground Codes, Katheryn Russell-Brown confirms her position as one of the nation's leading authorities on race and crime. Underground Codes is a must-read for anyone interested in how race and racism affect the criminal justice system."

-Professor Angela J. Davis,American University Washington College of Law

"Underground Codes is well written and thoroughly researched."

-Black Issue Book Review

"This book should be taken as a challenge to do our jobs: to assess criticially the 'many issues involving crime and race that are overlooked, misunderstood and falsely linked.' It succinctly and critically sumarizes the extant literature that purports to shed light on the race/crime nexus."

-Contemporary Sociology

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