The Color of Justice Race Ethnicity and Crime in America

The Color of Justice  Race  Ethnicity  and Crime in America Author Samuel Walker
ISBN-10 9781337514682
Year 2016-12-05
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CRIME IN AMERICA is the definitive introduction to current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The sixth edition covers the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, immigration and crime, drug use, police practices, court processing and sentencing, unconscious bias, the death penalty, and correctional programs, giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination within the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Color of Justice

The Color of Justice Author Samuel Walker
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111801150
Year 2004
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Preface. 1. Race, Ethnicity, and Crime: The Present Crisis. 2. Victims and Offenders: Myths and Realities About Crime. 3. Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime. 4. Justice on the Street? The Police and Minorities. 5. The Courts: A Quest for Justice During the Pre-Trial Process. 6. Justice on the Bench? Trial and Adjudication in Adult and Juvenile Court. 7. Race and Sentencing: In Search of Fairness and Justice. 8. The Color of Death: Race and the Death Penalty. 9. Corrections: A Picture in Black and White. 10. Minority Youth and the Criminal Justice System. 11. The Color of Justice. Selected Bibliography. Index.

The Obama Administration and Educational Reform

The Obama Administration and Educational Reform Author Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher
ISBN-10 9781783507108
Year 2014-12-04
Pages 450
Language en
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
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The Obama Administration and Educational Reform seeks to situate, problematize, and bring to light the goals, accomplishments, experienced blockades, and disappointments of the Obama administration's educational policies.

Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000046219053
Year 2001
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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This reader gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at groundbreaking research showing students what the process was really like and how the outcome differed from the researcher's expectations. For the first time, students receive a first-hand perspective from the researchers themselves. The reader, organized by type of methodology, offers commentary about varying research approaches, research design, the process of measurement, and the concepts of reliability and validity. This reader is ideal for use with Maxfield/Babbie's RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE or Weisburd's STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

Renegade Kids Suburban Outlaws

Renegade Kids  Suburban Outlaws Author Wayne S. Wooden
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049999934
Year 2001
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Topics covered include exploring boundary between deviance and criminality in the lives of young people who are deeply involved in the youth culture; show how youth culture is not a set of categories so much as it is a dynamic and creative response to the confusions of growing up in modern society.

When Race Breaks Out

 When Race Breaks Out Author Helen Fox
ISBN-10 1433105926
Year 2009
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang
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"When Race Breaks Out is a guide for instructors who want to promote more honest and informed conversations about race and racism. Based on the author's personal practice and interviews with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, this book combines personal memoirs, advice, teaching ideas, and lively stories from college classrooms. A unique « insider's guide to the main ideas, definitions, and opinions about race helps instructors answer students' questions and anticipate their reactions, both to the material and to each other. An annotated bibliography of over 150 articles, books, and videos with recommendations for classroom use is also included.

Murder American Style

Murder American Style Author Alex Alvarez
ISBN-10 0534534708
Year 2003
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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A part of the Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series, this text is one of a few to exclusively address the core issues that relate to criminal homicide in the United States. MURDER AMERICAN STYLE provides an interdisciplinary theoretical approach to understanding the patterns and trends of lethal violence in America.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Encyclopedia of African American History  1896 to the Present Author Paul Finkelman
ISBN-10 9780195167795
Year 2009-02-02
Pages 2672
Language en
Publisher
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Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape.Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1896 to the present, the Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries that are all signed by leading scholars and experts, making this five-volume set the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in the twentieth century. The set also contains 500 images and roughly 640 biographies, as well as an entry on each of the fifty states. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of African Americans, the Encyclopedia also contains entries about key figures who affected the lives of African Americans in particular and Americans in general. Unrivalled in breadth and scope, this is the preeminent source of information on this topic and is destined to become a trusted reference source for years to come.

Girls Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

Girls  Delinquency  and Juvenile Justice Author Meda Chesney-Lind
ISBN-10 0534557740
Year 2004
Pages 345
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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This award-winning text was the first book devoted solely to the topic of female delinquency and the treatment of young girls by the juvenile justice system. It sheds new light on the special problems of delinquent girls by taking into account what it is like to grow up female in a patriarchal society. Based on extensive and original research, the text provides compelling firsthand accounts as well as solid research and theory.

The Fellas

The Fellas Author Charles M. Terry
ISBN-10 0534599044
Year 2003
Pages 135
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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An engaging writer, Chuck Terry presents this powerful study on the tremendous obstacles that drug addicts drifting in and out of prison must overcome in order to get clean and "make it" in society. Thoroughly researched and based on sound theory, this text covers how societal reaction to drugs and addiction shape criminal policy and behavior. Terry's powerful voice as a writer brings each of "the fellas" to life as he tells their story on how they became addicts and documents their on going struggle with addiction---both in and out of prison. Terry follows the story of "the fellas" as they beat the odds, get clean, and try to make a better life for themselves. And, he tells the somber story of those who are not able to overcome the obstacles of drugs and prison.

Media Crime and Criminal Justice

Media  Crime  and Criminal Justice Author Ray Surette
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003155620
Year 2007
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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This text is the definitive work on media and criminal justice. Its scholarship is impeccable, its style direct and approachable, and its format engaging and complete with visual examples and a collection of lighter sidebar material to complement the main discussions. With the rise of media's role in reporting crime and using crime as entertainment, the importance of the interplay between the mass media news and entertainment systems and the criminal justice system may be greater today than ever before. Surette comprehensively explores this interplay and emphasizes the fact that people use knowledge obtained from the media to build a picture of the world and then proceed to base their actions on this constructed image.

Policing Gangs and Youth Violence

Policing Gangs and Youth Violence Author Scott H. Decker
ISBN-10 0534598412
Year 2003
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Presented in this book are current practices within policing and juvenile justice (focusing on gangs), which utilize the community-policing model. By looking at specific strategies and their efficacy, the authors attempt to combat a major perceived problem with community policing; that the methodology of community policing can be subjective and nebulous, using ill-defined and misinterpreted practices. This book shows what is working for agencies across the country and how these "best practices" can be employed. Includes a focus on Boston as a model for gang policing strategies, other chapters are set in different regions of the United States.

Women prison and crime

Women  prison  and crime Author Joycelyn M. Pollock
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110383523
Year 2002
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Pub Co
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This text takes a comprehensive look at women in America's prisons, covering the history of women's prisons, crime rates, and sentencing practices. It provides detailed descriptions of prisoner subcultures, programs, management and staff issues, and legal issues of female prisoners, while also expanding beyond U.S. soil to compare women's prisons in other countries.

Hard Time

Hard Time Author Robert Johnson
ISBN-10 0534507174
Year 2002
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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A seminal work, this is a unique book in that it provides personal accounts from prisoners telling what it is really like to live in prison as well as historical and contextual information. It is the personal stories, which provide a realistic and poignant look at what life is like as a prisoner, that are the strength of this book.

The Invisible Woman Gender Crime and Justice

The Invisible Woman  Gender  Crime  and Justice Author Joanne Belknap
ISBN-10 9781305175730
Year 2014-01-31
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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The definitive text for the course, Belknap's THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system. Thoroughly updated with new research and statistics, the fourth edition covers such timely and important topics as restorative justice, gender-responsive programming, sex trafficking, pathways research, Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA)/Domestic Violence (DV), and stalking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.