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African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice
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African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice



September 2001 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Congratulations to SAGE author Shaun L. Gabbidon for becoming the second scholar in the college's history to be named a Distinguished Professor by the University's Office of the President (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)

"This collection of writings is crucially important, in part, because it reminds us the theoretical paradigms of these and other African American scholars are excluded when crime, its causes, and its control are discussed by criminologists, criminal justice practitioners, and policy makers. To understand crime fully, the perspectives advanced by these scholars must become an integral part of discussions about who is a criminal and which public policies will best control crime."
 

                                                 —From the forward by Anne Thomas Sulton, Ph.D, J.D.

From W.E.B. Dubois through Lee Brown, this anthology provides a collection of the key articles in criminology and criminal justice written by black scholars. Available in a single volume for the first time, the articles collected in this book reflect the voices of African-American scholars and display the diversity of perspectives sought after in today's academic community. Crime in the African-American community is examined from social, economic and political perspectives, and the historical context of each article is provided by the editors. Spanning the 20th century, these works present a historical chronology of African-American views on crime and its control with theoretical perspectives that have often been tangential to mainstream scholarship.

For your courses in:
  • Criminological Theory
  • Race and Crime
  • Crime and Social Policy
  • Minorities and Criminal Justice

Anne Thomas Sulton
Foreword
 
Introduction
Vernetta D. Young
Pedagogical Reconstruction: Incorporating African American Persepectives Into the Curriculum
 
Part I: Historical Classics
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Negro Criminal
Monroe N. Work
Crime Among the Negros of Chicago: A Social Study
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Spawn of Slavery: The Convict-Lease System in the South
Monroe N. Work
Negro Criminality in the South
E. Franklin Frazier
Rebellious Youth
Earl R. Moses
Community Factors in Negro Delinquency
Earl R. Moses
Differentials in Crime Rates Between Negros and Whites, Based on Comparisons of Four Socio-Economically Equated Areas
 
Part II: Contemporary Classics
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Unequal Justice in the State Criminal Justice System
Robert Staples
White Racism, Black Crime, and American Justice: An Application of the Colonial Model to Explain Crime and Race
Vernetta D. Young
Women, Race, and Crime
Darnell F. Hawkins
Beyond Anomalies: Rethinking the Conflict Perspective on Race and Criminal Punishment
Darnell F. Hawkins
Devalued Lives and Racial Stereotypes: Ideological Barriers to the Prevention of Family Violence Among Blacks
Lee P. Brown
Community Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Officials
Daniel E. Georges-Abeyie
Race, Ethnicity, and the Spatial Dynamic: Toward a Realistic Study of Black Crime, Crime Victimization, and Criminal Justice Processing of Blacks
William Oliver
Black Males and Social Problems: Prevention Through Afrocentric Socialization
Coramae Richey Mann
Minority and Female: A Criminal Justice Double Bind
Katheryn K. Russell
Development of a Black Criminology and the Role of the Black Criminologist
Elijah Anderson
The Code of the Streets
Becky Tatum
The Colonial Model as a Theoretical Explanation of Crime and Delinquency
Paul Butler
Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System
Kartheryn K. Russell
The Racial Hoax as Crime: The Law as Afirmation
 
Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

"This collection of writings is crucially important, in part, because it reminds us the theoretical paradigms of these and other African American scholars are excluded when crime, its causes, and its control are discussed by criminologists, criminal justice practitioners, and policy makers. To understand crime fully, the perspectives advanced by these scholars must become an integral part of discussions about who is a criminal and which public policies will best control crime."

 

Anne Thomas Sulton, Ph.D, J.D.
From the forward
Key features
  1. The articles collected in this book reflect the voices of African-American scholars who were generally excluded as sociologists and, later, criminologists and criminal justice academics sought to develop theories for crime and its control. Benefit – In today's academic community a diversity of perspectives are looked to, so this book is very timely. Additionally, the growing number of African-American students and educators in sociology, criminology/criminal justice, American studies, and history will welcome its presence.
  2. Spanning the 20th Century, a historical chronology of African-American views on crime and its control shows the development of theoretical perspectives tangential to the mainstream, white scholarship. Benefit – Provides an excellent historical overview of black theoreticians for African-American/Black Studies and American Studies programs, as well as for criminological theory and the race/minorities and crime courses in criminology/criminal justice and sociology departments.
  3. Crime in the African-American community is examined from social, economic and political perspectives. Benefit – Most historical analyses of crime and criminal behavior have chiefly considered the mainstream white society.
  4. Never before have these classic writings been collected in a single volume. Benefit – It's new, different and better.
  5. In the Introduction (to the book) and the introductions for each article, the editors provide historical context. Benefit – Provides the students some perspective on the importance of the book, the articles, and authors.
  

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