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The Color Of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, And Crime In America

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This text contains recent research on the topic of justice and includes the experiences of different minority groups. It explores all relevant topics including: patterns of criminal behavior and victimization; police practices; court processing and sentencing; death penalty; prisons, and other correctional programs..
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 22nd 1995 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published August 1st 1995)
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Rebekah
Very comprehensive study of every stage of criminal justice and how issues of race/ethnicity are totally enmeshed in the American criminal justice system... we read this alongside Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Prison, The for my introductory Criminology class. They were a terrific combination. The authors are convinced of their thesis, yes, but the material is comprehensively considered from all sides. The case studies and introductions to each chapter are fascinating if you're even somewhat ...more
Adrienna
The books starts off with interesting statistical and informative insight on race and justice factors; however, most of the stats are based on 1996 which is 20 yrs prior.

Race is defined and categorized in 3 identified areas: white (Caucasian), black (Negroid), and Asian (Mongoloid). These three categories makes it difficult for mixed ancestry. I do like the fact that many people have protested on the requirement to choose one or another racial category; Assoc. of Multi Ethnic American (AMEA) ha
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Douglas
This is my text book for my Race & Gender in Criminal Justice course. I've just started it, and it seems very interesting.
Matt Clem
Walker presents an interesting look into the injustices that sometime occur through the social construction of crime. The author provides ample evidence to support his thesis.
Carol Balbresky
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A page turner. Great reading about a city where I grew up and many old familiar places to revisit. Written in a gripping manner, with a twist at the end.
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