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Encyclopedia of Race and Crime

Encyclopedia of Race and Crime

Two Volume Set
Edited by:
  • 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
  • Shaun L. Gabbidon - Pennsylvania State Univeristy Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, USA

July 2012 | 1 024 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As seen almost daily on local and national news, race has historically and continues to feature prominently in reporting on crime and justice within the United States, whether the issue be hate crimes, racial profiling, sentencing disparities, wrongful convictions, felon disenfranchisement, political prisoners, juveniles and the death penalty, or culturally specific delinquency prevention programs. This encyclopedia covers issues in both historical and contemporary context, with information on race and ethnicity and their impact on crime and the administration of justice. Through entries in this encyclopedia, readers will gain a greater appreciation for the similar historical experiences of varied racial and ethnic groups and will see how race and ethnicity has mattered and continues to matter in the administration of American criminal justice.

"This set also offers an intriguing look at the effect of race and crime in related areas, e.g., post-Hurricane Katrina criminal behavior, correctional facilities, and disaster management."

K. Evans
Indiana State University

"....The organization of the reader’s guide—especially the groupings of landmark cases, race riots, and criminology theories—is impressive. Bottom Line Other related titles lack the breadth, detail, and accessibility of this work.... Recommended for all libraries; essential for comprehensive social studies collections."—Daniel Sifton, Cariboo Regional Dist. Lib., Williams Lake, B.C.

Daniel Sifton
Cariboo Regional Dist. Lib., Williams Lake, B.C.
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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

Shaun 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

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