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The Resource Building a black criminology : race, theory, and crime, edited by James D. Unnever, Shaun L. Gabbidon, and Cecilia Chouhy, (electronic resource)

Building a black criminology : race, theory, and crime, edited by James D. Unnever, Shaun L. Gabbidon, and Cecilia Chouhy, (electronic resource)

Label
Building a black criminology : race, theory, and crime
Title
Building a black criminology
Title remainder
race, theory, and crime
Statement of responsibility
edited by James D. Unnever, Shaun L. Gabbidon, and Cecilia Chouhy
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and protests in many cities, race plays an ever more salient role in crime and justice. Within theoretical criminology, however, race has oddly remained on the periphery. It is often introduced as a control variable in tests of theories and is rarely incorporated as a central construct in mainstream paradigms (e.g., control, social learning, and strain theories). When race is discussed, the standard approach is to embrace the racial invariance thesis, which argues that any racial differences in crime are due to African Americans being exposed to the same criminogenic risk factors as are Whites, just more of them. An alternative perspective has emerged that seeks to identify the unique, racially specific conditions that only Blacks experience. Within the United States, these conditions are rooted in the historical racial oppression experienced by African Americans, whose contemporary legacy includes concentrated disadvantage in segregated communities, racial socialization by parents, experiences with and perceptions of racial discrimination, and disproportionate involvement in and unjust treatment by the criminal justice system. Importantly, racial invariance and race specificity are not mutually exclusive perspectives. Evidence exists that Blacks and Whites commit crimes for both the same reasons (invariance) and for different reasons (race-specific). A full understanding of race and crime thus must involve demarcating both the general and specific causes of crime, the latter embedded in what it means to be "Black" in the United States. This volume seeks to explore these theoretical issues in a depth and breadth that is not common under one cover. Again, given the salience of race and crime, this volume should be of interest to a wide range of criminologists and have the potential to be used in graduate seminars and upper-level undergraduate courses.--
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Dewey number
364
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Unnever, James D.
  • Gabbidon, Shaun L.
  • Chouhy, Cecilia
Series statement
  • Advances in criminological theory
  • T&F EBS eBooks
Series volume
v. 24
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  • Crime and race
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminology
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Building a black criminology : race, theory, and crime, edited by James D. Unnever, Shaun L. Gabbidon, and Cecilia Chouhy, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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online
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9780429425257
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1059577181
Label
Building a black criminology : race, theory, and crime, edited by James D. Unnever, Shaun L. Gabbidon, and Cecilia Chouhy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429425257
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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9780429425257
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780429425257
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1059577181

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