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Black Women, Criminal Justice, and Violence  

Kali N. Gross

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This essay offers a concise overview of black women’s experiences with early criminal justice, beginning with the colonial period and ending in the early twentieth century. It also ... More

Case Study: African-American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence  

Jody Miller

Scholarship on race, crime, and justice often remains gender blind. Researchers cannot fully understand the influences of race and racism without serious consideration of its gendered ... More

Case Study: Living the Drama—Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner-City Boys  

David J. Harding

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Disadvantaged neighborhoods can affect criminal behavior, increasing the risk of late-onset juvenile delinquency even for young people not otherwise at risk of delinquent behavior due to ... More

Case Study: Black Cannabis Dealers in a White Welfare State Race, Politics, and Street Capital in Norway  

Sveinung Sandberg

An ethnographic study of a group of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo demonstrates that accumulation and use of street capital can be seen as ... More

Case Study: Black Homicide Victimization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Sara K. Thompson

Most criminological theory and research on the black homicide victimization is grounded in the American context, which raises important generalizability issues given the exceptional level ... More

Case Study: Sentencing Violent Juvenile Offenders in Color Blind France: Does Ethnicity Matter?  

Sebastian Roché, Mirta B. Gordon, and Marie-Aude Depuiset

Race and ethnicity are important political issues in France but not important research issues. Even liberals concerned about inequality disagree about the need to study the subject and are ... More

Colonial Processes, Indigenous Peoples, and Criminal Justice Systems  

Chris Cunneen

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Colonial processes, indigenous people, and criminal justice systems interact. There are commonalities in the experiences of Indigenous peoples in the white settler societies of Australia, ... More

Ethnicities, Racism, and Crime in England and Wales  

Alpa Parmar

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Ethnicity and racism feature at each stage of the criminal justice process in the United Kingdom. Some minority ethnic group people are more likely to be victimized, are more likely to be ... More

Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in France  

Sophie Body-Gendrot

France has the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe and a long immigration tradition. Official data do not recognize race, ethnicity, or religion as fundamental characteristics ... More

Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in the United States Crimes By and Against Immigrants  

Jacob Stowell and Stephanie DiPietro

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Despite a substantial increase in scholarly attention to immigration and crime at both individual and aggregate levels, important gaps in knowledge remain. Much work has focused on the ... More

Ethnicity, Migration, and Crime in the Netherlands  

Godfried Engbersen, Arjen Leerkes, and Erik Snel

The development of research on relations among ethnicity, migration, and crime in the Netherlands reflects the ways migration flows and immigration control policies evolved after World War ... More

Hate Crimes  

Valerie Jenness

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Hate crime is a product of civil right, disabilities rights, and crime victims' movements. This article primarily focuses on criminal justice concerns related to hate crime. Assessments of ... More

Hate Crimes: Legislating to Enhance Punishment  

Jennifer Schweppe and Mark Austin Walters

This article analyzes the current legislative approach to combating hate crime. Part I starts with an overview of the key theoretical arguments for and against the use of punishment ... More

Immigrants and Crime  

Sandra Bucerius

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article presents an overview of the literature on immigration and crime. Section I discusses a number of considerations that need to be kept in mind when talking about a link between ... More

Indigenous People and Sentencing Courts in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada  

Elena Marchetti and Riley Downie

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Indigenous people are vastly overrepresented in the criminal justice systems of Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Colonization devastated the lives of each country’s First Nations ... More

Latino/Hispanic Immigration and Crime  

Ramiro Martinez and Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Recent population changes, public anxieties, and political concerns about foreign-born newcomers have brought studies of immigration and crime to the forefront of criminological theory, ... More

Policing Minorities  

Margo de Koster and Herbert Reinke

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This essay seeks to broaden the discussion of the policing of minorities to situate it within its longer history of the policing of migrants. Since the ancien régime, the explicit endeavor ... More

Race and Crime in American Politics: From Law and Order to Willie Horton and Beyond  

Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Crime control and race relations have played central roles in the unfolding of partisan politics in the United States over the last half-century. A variety of major features of modern ... More

Race and Drugs  

Jamie Fellner

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Blacks are arrested on drug charges at more than three times the rate of whites and are sent to prison for drug convictions at ten times the white rate. These disparities cannot be ... More

Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada  

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Scot Wortley

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Canada effectively bans systematic collection and dissemination of racially disaggregated criminal justice statistics. A significant proportion of Canada’s racial minority populations ... More

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