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Race & Crime



April 2012 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In this original and cutting-edge new textbook, Mike Rowe explores the key topics in race and crime. Examining the main issues from a historical and comparative approach, the book fully situates arguments and ideas in a global context with contemporary examples. Encouraging readers to think critically about well-worn debates, Race & Crime covers a diverse range of issues, including:

  • Representation and disproportionality
  • Victimisation
  • Human Rights
  • Terrorism
  • Popular culture
  • Governance

As with all books in the Key Approaches to Criminology series, Race & Crime features extensive learning features to help students to fully engage with topics covered. These include: chapter overviews, study questions, further reading and key terms.

Stylishly written yet accessible, Race & Crime will prove invigorating, vital reading for students in criminology, sociology, race and ethnic studies, and cultural studies.

 
'Race', 'Crime' and Society
 
Introduction
 
The Social Construction of 'Race'
 
The Social Construction of 'Crime'
 
Race and Crime: A Critical Engagement
 
Structure of the Book
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Race, Crime and the Criminological Imagination
 
Introduction
 
Race and the Development of Classical Criminology
 
Criminology as Science: Race and the Emergence of the Positivist School
 
Race, Ethnicity and Sociological Positivism
 
'Empiricism' to 'Social Constructionism'
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Race, Crime and Popular Culture
 
Introduction
 
Race and Crime in News Media
 
Infotainment
 
Screen Fiction
 
Digital Media
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Disproportionality in Offending
 
Introduction
 
Statistical Evidence of Disproportionality
 
Other Evidence of Disproportionality
 
Guns, Gangs and Street Crime: Mugging and Onwards
 
Race and Crime: A Critical Realist Perspective
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Race and Victimization
 
Introduction
 
Minority Ethnic Groups and Criminal Victimization
 
Racist Hate Crime: Victims and Perpetrators
 
Responding to Racist Crime
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Race, Conflict and Human Rights
 
Introduction
 
Human Rights Abuse and the Failure of Criminology
 
Towards a Criminology of Genocide
 
Criminology, Environmental Harm and Neo-Colonialism
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System
 
Introduction
 
Minority Ethnic Groups in the Criminal Justice System of England and Wales
 
International Comparisons
 
Explaining the Over-Representation of Minorities in Criminal Justice Systems
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Diversity and Representation in the Criminal Justice System
 
Introduction
 
Recruitment, Retention and Promotion
 
Enhancing Diversity within the Criminal Justice System
 
Promoting the Diversity Agenda
 
Workforce Diversity: Necessary but Insufficient Conditions for Reform
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Islam, Terrorism and Security
 
Introduction: Terrorism and Security into the 21st Century
 
Muslims as 'Suspect Communities'
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading
 
Race and Crime: A Critical Engagement
 
Introduction
 
Ethnic Monitoring in Criminal Justice
 
Summary
 
Study Questions
 
Further Reading

This excellent, timely and invaluable text book will be recommended to students on various modules at Level 4. It provides an in-depth analysis of the subject and will develop an appreciation from the student once read. It is a book to pick up and read instead of one which can make this subject unreadable. thank you.

Mrs Nikki Woods
School of Social Studies, Northampton University
August 20, 2012

Still considering other titles for challenging module but this will be a key addition

Dr Nic Groombridge
culture, communication and creative arts, St Mary's University College
August 18, 2012

A long over due text that offers an original exploration of the main issues and concerns relating to the race, crime and justice debate.

A refreshing, detailed, critical, thought-proviking and accessible approach

Miss Sue Uttley-Evans
Education & Social Science, Central Lancashire University
June 27, 2012
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