African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)
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African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 631 Pages / Published: 15/07/2014
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Does justice exist for Blacks in America? This comprehensive compilation of essays documents the historical and contemporary impact of the law and criminal justice system on people of African ancestry in the United States.


* 120 A-Z entries on race and criminal justice and famous or infamous African American crime perpetrators or victims

* Contributions from more than 50 distinguished scholars from many criminal justice/criminology academic programs across the country

* An index of key persons, events, and legislation

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313357169
Number of pages: 631
Weight: 1247 g
Dimensions: 257 x 180 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A cultural analysis approach offers insightful observations and explanations. . . . The entry list is noteworthy and makes a significant contribution to the complex topic. The format of African Americans and Criminal Justice is outstanding. . . . The work represents a significant academic discourse. . . . This volume would make a substantial contribution to comprehensive library reference collections. University, community college, and high school libraries would recognize it as an essential resource encyclopedia volume. Criminal justice undergraduate and graduate students would find this text and expert commentary of value in their pursuit of knowledge and a related historical perspective. After careful consideration, the editors disclose their aspiration to make the content accessible and understandable to a wide audience. The book sets the foundation for further dialogue in the academic community and enhances opportunities for others to focus their efforts on future contributions. Selected topics offer a significant journey into the study of African Americans and criminal justice in the United States." - ARBA
"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers." - Choice

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