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Race, Crime and Resistance offers a thought-provoking account of the problematic construction of crimes as racialized. Critical, empirically grounded and theoretically informed, it unpicks the persistence of concepts of race and ethnicity in perceptions and representations of crime.

In a post-Macpherson, post-9/11 context, criminal justice agencies are having to adapt their responses to criminal behavior across diverse ethnic groups. This book draws on contemporary theory and a range of case studies to consider racial inequalities within the criminal justice system and related organizations. It explores the mechanisms of discrimination and exclusion, and the ensuing processes of mobilization and resistance.

Articulate and sensitive in its approach, the book offers a vital insight into the pressing topic of race, crime and criminality. It clarifies complex ideas through the use ...

Conclusion: Re-Constructing Race and Crime
Conclusion: Re-constructing race and crime

We opened Chapter 1 by suggesting that scientific racism has become central to the fields of power between the state and ethnic minorities against which ‘race and crime’ debates are played out. There is nothing new in the suggestion that dubious ideas about race and racial difference can be shored up by reference to science. Neither is there anything to suggest that scientific racism overshadows other modes of racist expression; the case studies we have discussed throughout this book in fact demonstrate precisely the opposite, namely that cultural racism is alive and well, and that it is thriving. So why did we choose to open this book with a reference to scientific racism when we know ...

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