|About the book|
'Basia Spalek has compiled an excellent reader about a much researched and highly sensitive subject. Crucially, she contextualises ethnicity and crime within broadly defined social and intellectual contexts, avoiding the limitation of all too frequently repeated research based solely on statistical measures and policy evaluations.'
Simon Holdaway, Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Sheffield University
Issues in relation to race and ethnicity have generated substantial and ever-growing interest from, and within, a multitude of academic, research and policy contexts. This book brings together important material in race and ethnic studies and provides different ways of thinking about race and ethnicity in relation to crime and the criminal justice system.
Ethnicity and Crime: A Reader consists of a collection of works that capture the main themes that arise from within this vast area of work. It is divided into five sections:
This is the first title in the new series Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice and follows the series format of thematic sections, together with an editor's introduction to the complete volume and an introduction to each section.
|About the author|
Basia Spalek is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.
|Table of contents|
Part One: `Race and crime', racial discrimination and criminal justice
`Ethnic Minorities, Crime and Criminal Justice: a study in a provincial city'
`Racism: establishing the phenomenon'
`Some Recent Approaches to the Study of Race in Criminological Research'
`Discrimination in the Courts ?'
`The Enlightenment and Euro-American Theories of the Judicial Process'
Part Two: The Racialisation of Crime: social, political and cultural contexts
`The Politics of Mugging'
`The Race and Crime Debate'
`The Myth of Black Criminality'
`Tolerance, Freedom, Justice and Peace ? : Britain, Australia and Anti-Muslim Racism since September 11th 2001'
Part Three: Race, Ethnicity and Victimisation
`Racist Violence in Europe: challenges for official data collection'
`Racial Victimisation: an experiential analysis'
`Racism and Victimisation'
'We Can't All Be White !'
`Woman Abuse in London's Black Communities'
Part Four: Self and Discipline Reflexivity: ethnic identities and crime
`Political Blackness and British Asians'
`Racism, Ethnicity and Criminology: developing minority perspectives'
`Police and Black Women'
`Constructing Whiteness: the intersections of race and gender in US White Supremacist Discourse'
`Researching Black Muslim Women's Lives: a critical reflection'
`Criminology and Orientalism'
Part Five: Ethnic Identities, Institutional Reflexivity and Crime
`Can Macpherson Succeed where Scarman Failed ?'
`Stop and Search'
`(In)visible Barriers: the experience of Asian employees in the probation service'
`Islam, `race' relations and discrimination in prison'