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Class, race, gender, & crime : the social realities of justice in America

Gregg Barak (Author), Paul Leighton (Author), Allison M. Cotton (Author)
Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is a popular, and provocative, introduction to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersections. The book systematically explores how the main sites of power and privilege in the United States consciously or unconsciously shape our understanding of crime and justice in society today. The fifth edition maintains the overall structure of the fourth edition--including consistent headings in chapters for class, race, gender, and intersections--with updated examples, current data, and recent theoretical developments throughout. This new edition includes expanded discussions of police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement, disability, immigration, and queer criminology.--Publisher website
Print Book, English, 2018
Fifth edition View all formats and editions
Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2018
xvi, 328 pages ; 26 cm
9781442268876, 9781442268852, 1442268875, 1442268859
Introduction: Crime, Inequality, and JusticePart I: Crime Control and Criminology1  The Crime Control Enterprise and Its Workers2  Criminology and the Study of Class, Race, Gender, and CrimePart II: Inequality and Privilege3  Understanding Class and Economic Privilege4  Understanding Race and White Privilege5  Understanding Gender and Male Privilege6  Understanding Privilege and the Intersections of Class, Race, and GenderPart III: Law and Criminal Justice7  Victimology and Patterns of Victimization8  Lawmaking and the Administration of Criminal Law9  Law Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution10  Punishment, Sentencing, and ImprisonmentConclusion: Crime, Justice, and Policy