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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 ...

Victims’ Rights and the Challenge of Discrimination
Victims’ rights and the challenge of discrimination

Before we consider how resistance to racism can focus on a politics of identity, we now turn to forms of collective mobilisation to consider their importance in engaging with institutionalised racisms and promoting change. When we consider resistance in Chapter 8, we will emphasise the importance of anti-essentialist approaches to resistance. In this chapter we consider the ways in which an anti-essentialist conceptualisation of identities can impact upon our analysis of the ways in which group-based resistances articulate resistance to racism. In particular, we are interested in the ways in which campaigns and activisms which focus on particular material ends also entail a complex politics of contesting racialised boundaries. As such, we ...

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