The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America,
6th Edition

Samuel Walker, Cassia C. Spohn, Miriam DeLone

ISBN-13: 9781337091862 | ISBN-10: 1337091863

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 560 pages

List Price USD $174.95


What role does race play in the justice system? In THE COLOR OF JUSTICE: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CRIME IN AMERICA, Sixth Edition, you'll read a data-driven and balanced account of criminal behavior patterns, victimization, immigration and crime, drug use, police practices, court processing and sentencing, executions under the death penalty, and the prison system. You'll examine all the angles, from gender to economic status to race and age as you uncover the truth about the criminal justice system. Get informed on this important issue with this enlightening text.

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Meet the Authors

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Samuel Walker is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he taught for 31 years before retiring in 2005. He is the author of 13 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Intervention Systems (EIS). Originally trained as a historian, he is completing a book on U.S. presidents and civil liberties. His personal website, with information on police accountability is: http://samuelwalker.net.

Cassia Spohn is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She has published extensively on prosecutors' charging decisions in sexual assault cases; the effect of race, ethnicity, and gender on sentencing decisions; sentencing of drug offenders; and the deterrent effect of imprisonment. She is currently conducting a National Institute of Justice-funded study of police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases in Los Angeles.

Miriam DeLone is Professor of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Her research interests include political economy and social control; race, ethnicity, gender, and sentencing; and corrections. Her teaching interests are in the areas of minorities and crime, criminology, corrections, law and social control, the nature of crime, and the administration of justice. She is currently writing in the areas of media and crime and crime prevention through a public health perspective.

  • New and revised content presents the latest information on gangs (including a new section on outlaw motorcycle gangs), an updated drug use section, a new section on cold-case civil rights investigation, recent data on skin tone bias in policing and sentencing, and many other recent developments.
  • The new MindTap® for the text offers customizable content, course analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience -- all within your current learning management system. MindTap® prepares students to make the kinds of reasoned, real-world decisions they will need to make as future professionals. With its rich array of assets -- all of which are tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level -- MindTap® is perfectly suited for today's Criminal Justice students, engaging them, guiding them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advancing their critical thinking abilities.
  • Updated arrest information includes data on Hispanics for the first time. Hate crime data is also updated.
  • Coverage of lifetime victimization has been expanded with new discussion of the topic's intersection with gender. Also expanded are the theoretical discussions of the racial gap in offending, the link between immigration and crime, and American Indian gangs.
  • "In the Courts" boxes in most chapters provide an in-depth examination of a recent court case.
  • Rather than focus exclusively on one or two specific minority groups, the authors strive to discuss a wide variety of racial minorities -- Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and others -- to give students a more complete perspective.
  • Valuable learning tools to help students master the material include instructive figures and tables, chapter goals and conclusions, and informative boxed material.
  • In addition to thorough coverage of racial issues in the courts and law enforcement, the text also includes a thorough discussion of community-based and institutional corrections.

Table of Contents

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1. Race, Ethnicity, and Crime: The Present Crisis.
2. Victims and Offenders: Myths and Realities About Crime.
3. Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime.
4. Justice on the Street? The Police and Minorities.
5. The Courts: A Quest for Justice During the Pre-Trial Process.
6. Justice on the Bench? Trial and Adjudication in Adult and Juvenile Court.
7. Race and Sentencing: In Search of Fairness and Justice.
8. The Color of Death: Race and the Death Penalty.
9. Corrections: A Picture in Black and White.
10. Minority Youth and the Criminal Justice System.
11. The Color of Justice.
Selected Bibliography.

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The Color of Justice

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