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978-1-4422-6887-6 • Hardback • March 2018 • $139.00 • (£107.00)
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Gregg Barak is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of a number of books, including most recently his award winning book, Unchecked Corporate Power: Why the Crimes of Multinational Corporations Are Routinized Away and What We Can Do About It (2017).
Paul Leighton is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is author or co-author of several books, including Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge and The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice.
Allison Cotton is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is author of the book Effigy: Images of Capital Defendants.
Introduction: Crime, Inequality, and Justice
Part I: Crime Control and Criminology
1 The Crime Control Enterprise and Its Workers
2 Criminology and the Study of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime
Part II: Inequality and Privilege
3 Understanding Class and Economic Privilege
4 Understanding Race and White Privilege
5 Understanding Gender and Male Privilege
6 Understanding Privilege and the Intersections of Class, Race, and Gender
Part III: Law and Criminal Justice
7 Victimology and Patterns of Victimization
8 Lawmaking and the Administration of Criminal Law
9 Law Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution
10 Punishment, Sentencing, and Imprisonment
Conclusion: Crime, Justice, and Policy
The fifth edition of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is, as in previous editions, a well-articulated discussion of the structural inequalities found throughout American society and reinforced through criminal justice system practices. However, this edition in particular is a timely addition to discussions of inequities within our society. The authors shine a harsh light on the nature, origin, and malignancy of long-standing and entrenched disparities that continue to marginalize, disadvantage, and disenfranchise the most vulnerable of American citizens. In doing so, the authors call immediate attention to the inherent and often untapped potential of the criminal justice system to embody and perpetuate the ideals of justice and equality.
— Jay P. Kennedy, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
Barak, Leighton, and Cotton give us a much-needed lesson about the actual realities of social control in the United States—masterfully delineating the simultaneous interactions of historical, legal, economic, social, political, and ideological forces defining, shaping, and governing criminal justice policy, enforcement, and discourse over time. The authors skillfully reveal the troubling realities of justice in America, with an astute view of those who live in the margins of society—oppressed and silenced—skewed or untold stories that need to be exposed. In today’s highly charged political atmosphere, Class, Race, Gender, and Crime provides readers a first-class education!
— Martin Guevara Urbina, Sul Ross State University
A hallmark of a great textbook is the ability to make students think in a critical and discriminating manner. This edition of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is the epitome of a great text for not only students of criminal justice or criminology but all who are interested in the 'justness' of the criminal justice system. This revised and updated version has again systematically outlined the core issues and the complexity of class, race, and gender—and the importance of the interrelatedness of these concepts. The objectiveness of the text works to transform readers into critical consumers of knowledge. That is instrumental in higher learning, and this text has captured that critical objective. This edition has propelled this book to rank as one of the best texts written on the issue of class, race, gender, and crime in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, and justice studies. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Denise D. Nation, Winston-Salem State University
The authors have revised and updated their excellent critical exploration of the impact of class, race, and gender on criminal justice practice in the United States. As with the earlier editions, written in clear, lively, jargon-free language, the book is an excellent text for students of criminal justice or criminology at all levels. No one can read this text without realizing the depth and complexity of the problems that face those who would make our criminal justice system truly a system of justice. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Jeffrey Reiman, American University; coauthor of The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison
The authors once again demonstrate how class, race, gender, and crime—four explosive topics we're reluctant to talk about publicly—are interrelated and, more important, how these issues effect each and every one of us. For the authors, 'class' is not shorthand for the poor but includes the middle and upper class; 'gender' is not shorthand for women but includes men; 'race' is not shorthand for minorities but includes whites; and 'crime' is not shorthand for street crime but includes the crimes of the rich and powerful. Enlightening, sobering, and ultimately essential reading. This is admirable work. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Katheryn Russell-Brown, University of Florida
The only non-edited textbook on the impact and intersection of class, race, and gender inequality on the criminal justice systemEach chapter opens with a compelling narrative example to draw students in and illustrate key issuesIncludes policy discussions, analysis, and recommendations to enhance justice and reduce crimeHighlights both classic and contemporary examples throughout, including new discussions of police violence and Black Lives Matter, Latino/as, corporate crime, and moreChapters feature Review and Discussion Questions to enhance learning
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