Higher Education

The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America, 5th Edition

  • Samuel Walker University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Cassia C. Spohn Arizona State University
  • Miriam DeLone Fayetteville State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111346925  |  ISBN-13: 9781111346928
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 2000
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75
  • Newer Edition Available

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About

Overview

Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE is the definitive book on current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America’s Criminal Justice system. The best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs are covered giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination in the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States.

Features and Benefits

  • Rather than focus exclusively on one or two specific minority groups, the authors strive to discuss a wide variety of racial minorities - Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and more – to give students a more complete perspective.
  • “In the Courts” boxes in most chapters provide an in-depth examination of a recent court case.
  • In addition to thorough coverage of racial issues in the courts and law enforcement, the text also includes thorough discussion of community-based and institutional corrections.
  • Valuable learning tools to help students master the material: instructive figures and tables, chapter goals and conclusions, and informative boxed material and discussion questions.

Table of Contents

1. Race, Ethnicity, and Crime: The Present Crisis.
2. Victims and Offenders: Myths and Realities About Crime.
3. Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime.
4. Justice on the Street? The Police and Minorities.
5. The Courts: A Quest for Justice During the Pre-Trial Process.
6. Justice on the Bench? Trial and Adjudication in Adult and Juvenile Court.
7. Race and Sentencing: In Search of Fairness and Justice.
8. The Color of Death: Race and the Death Penalty.
9. Corrections: A Picture in Black and White.
10. Minority Youth and the Criminal Justice System.
11. The Color of Justice.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.

What's New

  • New! Chapter 1 is significantly revised to provide a better foundation and starting point for race, ethnicity, and social class.
  • New! Keeping this book on the cutting edge, this edition includes more recent statistics, current cases, and high-profile topics such as intersectionality, racial profiling, minorities as justice officials/professionals, gangs, hate crime, terrorism, immigration, and human trafficking.
  • New! The new edition has greatly expanded coverage of immigration and the controversy over immigration and crime. The discussions sort through today’s political debates to present an objective view based on the best and most recently available data.

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ePack: Printed Text + MindLink for MindTap® Criminal Justice Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305606639 | ISBN-13: 9781305606630

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1111678944 | ISBN-13: 9781111678944)

Make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. Available for download on the password-protected Website, the presentations and can also be obtained by e-mailing your local Cengage Learning representative. The PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1111678952 | ISBN-13: 9781111678951)

The manual includes learning objectives, detailed chapter outlines, chapter summaries, key terms, and questions for review and discussion. Each chapter’s test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true–false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the chapter objectives that appear in the main text and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. NEW! The Learning Objectives, Chapter Outlines, Chapter Summaries, and Key Terms are revised to reflect the new content in the 5th Edition of the text. A full 30 percent of questions in the Test Bank are revised, and added questions reflect the new content. Each question in the Test Bank tests students on one of the Learning Objectives in the new edition. The Learning Objective to which each question correlates is now cited in the Answer Key.

Cengage Learning eBook with InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111677948 | ISBN-13: 9781111677947)

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MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Walker's The Color of Justice  (ISBN-10: 128500082X | ISBN-13: 9781285000824)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your criminal justice course.

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

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Student Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook with InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111677948 | ISBN-13: 9781111677947)

List Price = $67.00  | CengageBrain Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00

MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Walker's The Color of Justice  (ISBN-10: 128500082X | ISBN-13: 9781285000824)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your criminal justice course.

List Price = $89.00  | CengageBrain Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Samuel Walker

Samuel Walker is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he taught for 31 years before retiring in 2005. He is the author of 13 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Intervention Systems (EIS). Originally trained as a historian, he is completing a book on U.S. presidents and civil liberties. His personal website, with information on police accountability is: http://samuelwalker.net.

Cassia C. Spohn

Cassia Spohn is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She has published extensively on prosecutors' charging decisions in sexual assault cases; the effect of race, ethnicity, and gender on sentencing decisions; sentencing of drug offenders; and the deterrent effect of imprisonment. She is currently conducting a National Institute of Justice-funded study of police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases in Los Angeles.

Miriam DeLone

Miriam DeLone is Professor of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Her research interests include political economy and social control; race, ethnicity, gender, and sentencing; and corrections. Her teaching interests are in the areas of minorities and crime, criminology, corrections, law and social control, the nature of crime, and the administration of justice. She is currently writing in the areas of media and crime and crime prevention through a public health perspective.