This book is published as Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, Volume 22.
Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, 2017, forthcoming.
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 [available online]
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
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
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
PART III: SYSTEMS AND MECHANISMS OF INEQUALITY
RACIALIZED CULPABILITY: VICTIM BLAMING AND STATE VIOLENCE
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
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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