Race, Ethnicity and Law Vol: 22

Mathieu Deflem
University of South Carolina, USA

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01 Jun 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
304 pages - 152 x 229mm
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance
This new volume of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance 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.
Introduction: The Laws Of Race, Ethnicity And Law, Mathieu Deflem; PART I: LAW AND BLACK LIVES: Wrongful convictions: the African American experience, Marvin D. Free, Jr.; Apartheid justice: gang injunctions and the new black codes, Xuan Santos and Christopher Bickel; Understanding the historical influences on contemporary assessment and counseling issues of African American offenders , Sherrise Truesdale-Moore; When did crime pay, and for whom? The metamorphosis of an academic’s odyssey, James Burnett, Alvin Killough and Eryn Killough; Forty acres and a lawsuit: legal claims for reparations, Kaimipono David Wenger; PART II: DISPARITIES IN SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT: Theoretical perspectives and empirical assessments of race/ethnicity disparities in federal sentencing, Celesta A. Albonetti; Examining sentencing disparity in Virginia: the impact of race and sex on mitigating departures for drug offenders, Lori Elis; The new Jane Crow: mass incarceration and the denied maternity of black women, Chenelle A. Jones and Renita L. Seabrook; Hooked on punishment: symbolic violence and the drug war inside us prisons, Meggan J. Lee and Nick Rochin; Prisons, race making, and the changing American racial milieu , Gennifer Furst; PART III: SYSTEMS AND MECHANISMS OF INEQUALITY: Racialized culpability: victim blaming and state violence, Nicholas J. Chagnon; Latinos and the crimmigration system; Amada Armenta and Irene I. Vega; Justice, social control, and social inequality: framing the U.S. juvenile justice system’s racial & ethnic disparities, Brian J. Smith; Drugs and racial constructions, Jeanette Covington; The intersection of race/ethnicity and gender and the treatment of probation violators in juvenile justice proceedings, Michael J. Leiber and Maude Beaudry-Cyr
Mathieu Deflem is Professor of Sociology at University of South Carolina, USA.

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