Race, ethnicity, crime, and justice: An international dilemma

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Shaun L. Gabbidon

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Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: An International Dilemma, Second Edition, takes a unique comparative approach to the exploration of race- and ethnicity-related justice issues in five countries around the world. Using the colonial model as a theoretical lens, Owusu-Bempah and Gabbidon analyse data from Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. These international case studies help students contextualize race and justice issues within and across nations. Concise historical framing illuminates today's racial dynamics in these diverse justice systems, and accessible theory grounds the comparison of crime and justice data from the early 21st century with current statistics. A new concluding chapter revisits the question of where these nations fit in the global context of state and non-state actors and of ethnic and racial justice issues. This new edition is suitable for use as a core or supplemental text for advanced undergraduates and early graduate courses on race and crime, minorities and criminal justice, diversity in criminal justice, and comparative justice systems. It is also appropriate for use in sociology and ethnic studies courses that focus on race and crime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages185
ISBN (Electronic)9781315686400
ISBN (Print)9781138921351
StatePublished - Sep 25 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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