What relationship exists between minority status and crime? Is this relationship generalizable across different societies? Many western nations are becoming concerned with the problem of crime in general and, in particular, the role of minority groups, be they political refugees, guest workers, immigrants, or native ethnic and racial minorities. A unique cross-cultural exploration. Minorities, Migrants, and Crime highlights the empirical realities of crime and these under-studied populations. Each international expert from the United States or Europe surveys national statistical facts and research as well as political and theoretical debates critical to the issues. Revealing a number of surprising similarities and differences, original chapters examine law enforcement priorities, punishment philosophy and practices, and media coverage against the backdrop of contemporary thought and facts about race, ethnicity, migrants, crime, and criminal justice in the United States. Offering an in-depth examination of international perspectives, Minorities, Migrants, and Crime adds a viewpoint crucial to the law and policy making currently taking place in the United States. Minorities, Migrants, and Crime features state-of-the-art research in the international arena of criminal justice. A thought-provoking read, this book will prove to be an ideal resource for researchers, academics, and students in criminology, criminal justice, corrections, policing, sociology, ethnic studies, policy studies, international studies, immigration studies, and public administration.

Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Spain

Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Spain

Minorities, crime, and criminal justice in Spain


Spain (population 39,433,942) is one of the 15 countries of the European Union and is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southern Europe. During the 20th century, Spain has gone from a republic to an authoritarian regime to its present status of a democracy, with a constitution dating from 1978. Spain is divided into 17 autonomous regions and 50 provinces; the largest cities are Madrid and Barcelona. The Spanish criminal justice system is marked by a mixture of tradition and innovation. The Spanish police system struggles to maintain coordination over two national traditional police forces, the National Police and the Civil Guard, and newly developed regional and local police corps. Criminal procedure ...

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