W.E.B. DuBois, renowned African American scholar of the late 19th and early 20th century, made significant contributions to the history and study of African Americans. Although he is not identified as a criminologist, many of his writings included discussions about crime. This paper will discuss some of DuBois's early works relevant to criminal justice/criminology. Although his works preceded mainstream (white male) writings, a sample of criminal justice/criminology texts reveals that they are rarely cited or discussed. This author believes that DuBois's works should be included in most criminal justice/criminology texts. Like other early African American scholars, DuBois has not yet been recognized widely by the field of criminal justice/criminology.
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- Environmental Chemistry
- Plant Science