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In the Margins : Special Populations and American Justice

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Taken from criminological, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, this book addresses a broader range of special populations in the criminal justice system. Chapters are devoted to Asian Americans, gays and lesbians, Latinos, Middle-Easterners, Native Americans, and the elderly in addition to the traditional minority groups. Historical development, societal issues, crime and punishment, discrimination, employment, and other serious problems are considered throughout. Using anecdotal discussions, readers look at special populations in various roles throughout the criminal justice system and get a more balanced view of the myriad of issues relating to the concept of marginalized groups.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130284319
  • 9780130284310

About Reid C. Toth

Reid C. Toth, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at University of South Carolina Upstate. She has authored and co-authored articles relating to hate crimes, minorities, criminal justice history, administration, and juvenile justice. She has previously co-authored a book with Gordon A. Crews on the history of school violence. Dr. Toth is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Southern Criminal Justice Association, the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association, and the National Association of Scholars. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Gordon A. Crews, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Criminal Justice at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Crews' current research interests focus on an international comparison of police and societal responses to individuals involved in alternative belief systems and practices (e.g. Goth, Wicca, Satanism). Catherine E. Burton, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Her research interests include examining the relationship between race, ethnicity, and gender as it relates to crime and the criminal justice system.show more

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Taken from criminological, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, this book addresses a broader range of special populations in the criminal justice system. Chapters are devoted to Asian Americans, gays and lesbians, Latinos, Middle-Easterners, Native Americans, and the elderly in addition to the traditional minority groups. Historical development, societal issues, crime and punishment, discrimination, employment, and other serious problems are considered throughout. Using anecdotal discussions, readers look at special populations in various roles throughout the criminal justice system and get a more balanced view of the myriad of issues relating to the concept of marginalized groups.show more

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 America's Intolerant History by Reid C. TothChapter 2 African Americans and the Criminal Justice System by Catherine E. Burton and Marjie T. BritzChapter 3 Latinos in the Criminal Justice System by Lynne L. SnowdenChapter 4 Native Americans In the Criminal Justice System by Skip GrubChapter 5 Asian Americans in the Criminal Justice System by Skip Grubb and Gordon A. CrewsChapter 6 Middle-Easterners & Arab Americans by Angela West CrewsChapter 7 Women and the Criminal Justice System by Catherine E. BurtonChapter 8 Gays and Lesbians in the Criminal Justice System by Reid C. TothChapter 9 The Disabled and Physically Challenged by Reid C. TothChapter 10 The Elderly In The Criminal Justice System by Reid C. TothChapter 11 Hate, Pride, Fear, and Religious Intolerance by Gordon A. CrewsChapter 12 The Criminal Justice System's Response to Minorities by John Falconershow more

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