Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice

An International Dilemma

Shaun L. Gabbidon,

Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: An International Dilemma
 
 

Congratulations to SAGE author Shaun L. Gabbidon for becoming the second scholar in the college′s history to be named a Distinguished Professor by the University′s Office of the President (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)

"Gabbidon′s book provides a sobering account of racism, inequality and injustice, framed by processes of colonialisation, the effects of which are still widely felt in many postcolonial contexts. It will greatly assist teachers and students interested in comparative research and analysis in this area."  —Dr. Coretta Phillips, London School of Economics and Political Science


"The author does a great job at identifying the nature and scope of therace/crime relationship. The race relations analyisis within the selectedcountries provide a great historical context; particularly for students who areunfamiliar with the role of race and ethnicity in criminal justice processing." —Dr. Patricia Warren, Florida State University


Providing case studies from English-speaking countries around the world, Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: An International Dilemma focuses on the racial/ethnic justice-related challenges faced by Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Shaun L. Gabbidon′s insightful text begins with chapters that introduce the international nature of race/ethnicity issues, grounding students in important theory and concepts, and then provides full chapter coverage of the race and crime issues of each specific region.

Key Features

  • Presents a brief historical overview, current population characteristics, criminal justice statistics, and a synopsis of the racial and ethnic justice-related concerns for each region, followed by a review of the scholarly literature on the topic
  • Compares and contrasts the race, ethnicity, crime, and justice issues of specific countries
  • Includes a closing chapter that summarizes the findings from the various countries and discusses prospects for the eventual elimination of the international dilemma of race, ethnicity, crime, and justice

Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: An International Dilemma can be used as a main or supplementary text for courses focusing on race and crime, minorities and crime, and diversity in criminal justice. It is also appropriate for use in sociology and ethnic studies courses that focus on race and crime.



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