Race and Crime (5th ed.)

Shaun L. Gabbidon ,

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Race and Crime

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"This is a great tool that provides not only historical perspective but also incorporates additional resources to help expand the student’s ability to understand an issue and implications stemming from it."

—Robbin Day Brooks,—Arizona State University

Written by two of the most prominent criminologists in the field, Race and Crime, Fifth Edition takes an incisive look at the intersection of race, ethnicity and the criminal justice system. Authors Shaun L. Gabbidon and Helen Taylor Greene offer students a panoramic perspective of race and crime by expertly balancing historical context with modern data and research in thought-provoking discussions of contemporary issues. Accessible and reader-friendly, this comprehensive text illuminates the continued importance of race and ethnicity in all aspects of the administration of justice.

New to the Fifth Edition:

"Both Sides of the Debate" boxes encourage student engagement and critical thinking  as they explore both sides of controversial issues, such as: school shootings; the "Model Minority" label; affluenza; eliminating peremptory challenges; President Trump’s judicial appointments; the underreporting of hate crimes; the increase of opioid use among black Americans; and expanding the death penalty for opioid dealers. Extensive updates around policing provides a foundational understanding of important issues, such as: policing and the use of force; the Black Lives Matter movement; the Blue Lives Matter movement; the need for diversity in law enforcement; traffic stops; and the connection between immigration and policing. Key court rulings are included along with updated discussions of racial disparities in plea bargains, backstrikes of potential jurors, wrongful convictions, and intersectionality in death penalty decisions. Important topics such as life after prison and the impact of felony disenfranchisement on minorities help contextualize the discussion of corrections. Updated data tables such as crime and victimization trends, hate crime incidents, and juvenile crime/victimization put the study of race and crime in complete context. Discussions of the Trump Administration’s policies capture the current state of crime and justice policies in the United States. Updated data tables such as crime and victimization trends, hate crime incidents, and juvenile crime/victimization put the study of race and crime in complete context for students.
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