Race, Ethnicity and Law, edited by Mathieu Deflem (Emerald, 2017)

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

This book is published as Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, Volume 22.

Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, 2017, forthcoming.

ISBN-13: 978-1787146044
ISBN-10: 1787146049



SYNOPSIS 

The chapters in this volume in the series Sociology of Crime, Deviance and Law address a variety of important matters of law and law-related phenomena in connection with social and cultural issues of race and ethnicity. The background to this volume is the changing yet enduring relevance of racial and ethnic concerns in many dimensions of modern law, even in today’s so-called multi-cultural and/or post-racial context. Among the pressing issues the authors in this book examine are: racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing and punishment; the continued problematic nature of the African American experience in the system of U.S. law; the criminalization of immigrants; racial inequities in the administration of drug laws; and the racial disparities that affect juvenile justice. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars in law and socio-legal studies, criminology and criminal justice, sociology, African-American studies, and public policy.

This volume is published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

INTRODUCTION: THE LAWS OF RACE, ETHNICITY AND LAW [read online]
            Mathieu Deflem

PART I: LAW AND BLACK LIVES

WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
            Marvin D. Free, Jr.

APARTHEID JUSTICE: GANG INJUNCTIONS AND THE NEW BLACK CODES
            Xuan Santos and Christopher Bickel

UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORICAL INFLUENCES ON CONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELING ISSUES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN OFFENDERS
            Sherrise Truesdale-Moore

WHEN DID CRIME PAY, AND FOR WHOM? THE METAMORPHOSIS OF AN ACADEMIC’S ODYSSEY
            James Burnett, Alvin Killough and Eryn Killough

FORTY ACRES AND A LAWSUIT: LEGAL CLAIMS FOR REPARATIONS
            Kaimipono David Wenger

PART II: DISPARITIES IN SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENTS OF RACE/ETHNICITY DISPARITIES IN FEDERAL SENTENCING
            Celesta A. Albonetti

EXAMINING SENTENCING DISPARITY IN VIRGINIA: THE IMPACT OF RACE AND SEX ON MITIGATING DEPARTURES FOR DRUG OFFENDERS
            Lori Elis

THE NEW JANE CROW: MASS INCARCERATION AND THE DENIED MATERNITY OF BLACK WOMEN
            Chenelle A. Jones and Renita L. Seabrook

HOOKED ON PUNISHMENT: SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE AND THE DRUG WAR INSIDE US PRISONS
            Meggan J. Lee and Nick Rochin

PRISONS, RACE MAKING, AND THE CHANGING AMERICAN RACIAL MILIEU
            Gennifer Furst

PART III: SYSTEMS AND MECHANISMS OF INEQUALITY

RACIALIZED CULPABILITY: VICTIM BLAMING AND STATE VIOLENCE
            Nicholas Chagnon

LATINOS AND THE CRIMMIGRATION SYSTEM
            Amada Armenta and Irene I. Vega

JUSTICE, SOCIAL CONTROL, AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY: FRAMING THE U.S. JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM’S RACIAL & ETHNIC DISPARITIES
            Brian J. Smith

DRUGS AND RACIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
            Jeanette Covington

THE INTERSECTION OF RACE/ETHNICITY AND GENDER AND THE TREATMENT OF PROBATION VIOLATORS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCEEDINGS
            Michael J. Leiber and Maude Beaudry-Cyr


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See also other edited books by Mathieu Deflem.