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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 ...
Chapter 3: The Politics of Hate
The Politics of Hate
John: I've heard that if any white person goes down there [Deptford High Street] they gets mugged. The niggers just hang about all day sunning themselves, which is a waste of time for them, but then some poor kid comes along on his way home from work and they nick all his money.
Paul: My mum went over there [Deptford] once and she was nearly mugged. There's a video shop where they all hang out.
Mark: Me and John are going to school in Deptford, and that is a black area, you know. A blacks’ paradise over there! (Research participants in Cohen, 1997: 262)
Britain is developing ghettos — literal black holes into which nobody goes without fear and trepidation, and ...