This text delivers a comprehensive overview of race and ethnicity across the criminal justice system. It unpacks terms such as race, diversity and multiculturalism to equip students with a thorough understanding of this complex subject area. Featuring chapters by leading experts, Race and Criminal Justice provides a specialist introduction to each area of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, prisons, and probation. It also features stimulating discussion of contemporary issues, such as criminal justice responses to refugees and asylum seekers, and the experiences of Muslims within the criminal justice system post 9/11.
Chapter 2: Criminology, Contemporary Society, and Race Issues
Criminology, Contemporary Society, and Race Issues
The first chapter explored how some of the key concepts in debates about race and racism have become increasingly complex. This chapter explores how criminological researchers have responded to that complexity as they examine the relationships between crime, minority ethnic groups, and discrimination in the ...