Race, Ethnicity and Law, 1st Edition

  • Mathieu Deflem
  • Published By: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1787146030
  • ISBN-13: 9781787146037
  • DDC: 364.089
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This volume addresses issues of race and ethnicity within the law and law-related phenomena. Even in today’s so-called multicultural, post-racial world, racial and ethnic concerns prevail in many aspects of modern law. Contributors to this volume examine racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing and punishment; the continued problematic nature of the African American experience within the US system; the criminalization of immigrants; racial inequities in the administration of drug laws; and the racial disparities that affect juvenile justice. This volume will be of interest to students and researchers in law, socio-legal studies, criminology, criminal justice, sociology and public policy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Introduction: The Laws of Race, Ethnicity and Law.
Law and Black Lives.
1: Wrongful Convictions: The African American Experience.
2: Apartheid Justice: Gang Injunctions and the New Black Codes.
3: Understanding the Historical Influences on Contemporary Assessment and Counseling Issues of African American Offenders.
4: When Did Crime Pay, and for Whom? the Metamorphosis of An Academic’s Odyssey.
5: Forty Acres and A Lawsuit: Legal Claims for Reparations.
Disparities in Sentencing and Punishment.
6: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Assessments of Race/Ethnicity Disparities in Federal Sentencing.
7: Examining Sentencing Disparity in Virginia: the Impact of Race and Sex on Mitigating Departures for Drug Offenders.
8: The New Jane Crow: Mass Incarceration and the Denied Maternity of Black Women.
9: Hooked on Punishment: Symbolic Violence and the Drug War Inside U.S. Prisons.
10: Prisons, Race Making, and the Changing American Racial Milieu.
Systems and Mechanisms of Inequality.
11: Racialized Culpability: Victim Blaming and State Violence.
12: Latinos and the Crimmigration System.
13: Justice, Social Control, and Social Inequality: Framing the U.S. Juvenile Justice System’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities.
14: Drugs and Racial Constructions.
15: The Intersection of Race/Ethnicity, Gender and the Treatment of Probation Violators in Juvenile Justice Proceedings.