For courses in Special Populations in Criminal Justice or Minorities in Criminal Justice.
Taken from criminological, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, this text 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 America’s Intolerant History by Reid C. Toth
Chapter 2 African Americans and the Criminal Justice System by Catherine E. Burton and Marjie T. Britz
Chapter 3 Latinos in the Criminal Justice System by Lynne L. Snowden
Chapter 4 Native Americans In the Criminal Justice System by Skip Grub
Chapter 5 Asian Americans in the Criminal Justice System by Skip Grubb and Gordon A. Crews
Chapter 6 Middle-Easterners & Arab Americans by Angela West Crews
Chapter 7 Women and the Criminal Justice System by Catherine E. Burton
Chapter 8 Gays and Lesbians in the Criminal Justice System by Reid C. Toth
Chapter 9 The Disabled and Physically Challenged by Reid C. Toth
Chapter 10 The Elderly In The Criminal Justice System by Reid C. Toth
Chapter 11 Hate, Pride, Fear, and Religious Intolerance by Gordon A. Crews
Chapter 12 The Criminal Justice System’s Response to Minorities by John Falconer
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In the Margins: Special Populations and American Justice, CourseSmart eTextbook
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