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The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today.

In Race, Gender, and Punishment, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation. Contributors point to four major factors that have impacted public sentiment and criminal justice policy: colonialism, slavery, immigration, and globalization. In doing so they reveal how practices of punishment not only need particular ideas about race to exist, but they also legitimate them.

The essays unearth troubling evidence that testifies to the nation's brutally racist past, and to white Americans' continued fear of and suspicion about racial and ethnic minorities. The legacy of slavery on punishment is considered, but also subjects that have received far less attention such as how colonizers' notions of cultural superiority shaped penal practices, the criminalization of reproductive rights, the link between citizenship and punishment, and the global export of crime control strategies.

Uncomfortable but necessary reading, this book provides an original critique of why and how the criminal justice system has emerged as such a racist institution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813539041
Author:
Bosworth, Mary
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Editor:
Flavin, Jeanne
Author:
Messerschmidt, James
Author:
Banks, Cyndi
Author:
Dfaz-Cotto, Juanita
Author:
Young, Vernetta
Author:
Urbina, Martin
Author:
Miller, Vivien
Author:
Sanchez, Lisa
Author:
Welch, Michael
Author:
Beeman, Mark
Author:
Smith, Leslie
Author:
Flavin, Jeanne
Author:
Calavita, Kitty
Author:
Chowdhry, Gheeta
Author:
Messerschmidt, James W.
Author:
Spencer, Zoe
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » US History » General

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