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African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Shaun L Gabbidon - Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, USA
  • Helen Taylor Greene - Texas Southern University, USA, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, Old Dominion University, USA, North Carolina Central University, USA, University of Tampa, USA, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Vernetta D Young - Howard University, USA

September 2001 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This anthology provides a collection of classic articles in criminology/criminal justice written by black scholars and researchers beginning with W E B Dubois up through Lee Brown, the current mayor of Houston, TX. Articles focus on crime and the black community in social, economic, and political contexts. Never before collected in a single volume, this book offers a chronology of late 19th and 20th century perspectives from African-American scholars who, until recently, have not had a major voice in the development of criminological theory and social policy.
Anne Thomas Sulton
Vernetta D. Young
Pedagogical Reconstruction: Incorporating African American Persepectives Into the Curriculum
Part I: Historical Classics
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Negro Criminal
Monroe N. Work
Crime Among the Negros of Chicago: A Social Study
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Spawn of Slavery: The Convict-Lease System in the South
Monroe N. Work
Negro Criminality in the South
E. Franklin Frazier
Rebellious Youth
Earl R. Moses
Community Factors in Negro Delinquency
Earl R. Moses
Differentials in Crime Rates Between Negros and Whites, Based on Comparisons of Four Socio-Economically Equated Areas
Part II: Contemporary Classics
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Unequal Justice in the State Criminal Justice System
Robert Staples
White Racism, Black Crime, and American Justice: An Application of the Colonial Model to Explain Crime and Race
Vernetta D. Young
Women, Race, and Crime
Darnell F. Hawkins
Beyond Anomalies: Rethinking the Conflict Perspective on Race and Criminal Punishment
Darnell F. Hawkins
Devalued Lives and Racial Stereotypes: Ideological Barriers to the Prevention of Family Violence Among Blacks
Lee P. Brown
Community Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Officials
Daniel E. Georges-Abeyie
Race, Ethnicity, and the Spatial Dynamic: Toward a Realistic Study of Black Crime, Crime Victimization, and Criminal Justice Processing of Blacks
William Oliver
Black Males and Social Problems: Prevention Through Afrocentric Socialization
Coramae Richey Mann
Minority and Female: A Criminal Justice Double Bind
Katheryn K. Russell
Development of a Black Criminology and the Role of the Black Criminologist
Elijah Anderson
The Code of the Streets
Becky Tatum
The Colonial Model as a Theoretical Explanation of Crime and Delinquency
Paul Butler
Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System
Kartheryn K. Russell
The Racial Hoax as Crime: The Law as Afirmation
About the Editors
About the Contributors

"This collection of writings is crucially important, in part, because it reminds us the theoretical paradigms of these and other African American scholars are excluded when crime, its causes, and its control are discussed by criminologists, criminal justice practitioners, and policy makers. To understand crime fully, the perspectives advanced by these scholars must become an integral part of discussions about who is a criminal and which public policies will best control crime."


Anne Thomas Sulton, Ph.D, J.D.
From the forward

Shaun L. Gabbidon

Shaun L. Gabbidon is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. He earned his PhD in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University’s W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and as an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include race and crime, criminal justice and criminology pedagogy, and private security.  Professor Gabbidon is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, including 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11... More About Author

Helen Taylor Greene

Helen Taylor Greene is Professor of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Texas Southern University (TSU). She completed her BS in Sociology at Howard University, her MS in the Administration of Justice at American University, and both her MA in Political Science and PhD in Criminology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of research include race and crime, juvenile justice, and policing. She has authored and co-authored books, has peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has served as lead editor for the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009).  More About Author

Vernetta D. Young

Vernetta D. Young is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University. She completed her B.A. in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and attended Florida State University before completing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. She has also taught at American University and the University of Maryland, College Park. More About Author

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