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The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America, 6th Edition

  • Samuel Walker
  • Cassia C. Spohn
  • Miriam DeLone
  • ISBN-10: 1337091863
  • ISBN-13: 9781337091862
  • 560 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CRIME IN AMERICA is the definitive introduction to current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The sixth edition covers the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, immigration and crime, drug use, police practices, court processing and sentencing, unconscious bias, the death penalty, and correctional programs, giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination within the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more.

Features

  • Rather than focus exclusively on one or two specific minority groups, the authors strive to discuss a wide variety of racial minorities -- Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and others -- to give students a more complete perspective.

  • "In the Courts" boxes in most chapters provide an in-depth examination of a recent court case.

  • In addition to thorough coverage of racial issues in the courts and law enforcement, the text also includes a thorough discussion of community-based and institutional corrections.

  • Valuable learning tools to help students master the material include instructive figures and tables, chapter goals and conclusions, and informative boxed material.

About the Author

Samuel Walker

Samuel Walker is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he taught for 31 years before retiring in 2005. He is the author of 13 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Intervention Systems (EIS). Originally trained as a historian, he is completing a book on U.S. presidents and civil liberties. His personal website, with information on police accountability is: http://samuelwalker.net.

Cassia C. Spohn

Cassia Spohn is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She has published extensively on prosecutors' charging decisions in sexual assault cases; the effect of race, ethnicity, and gender on sentencing decisions; sentencing of drug offenders; and the deterrent effect of imprisonment. She is currently conducting a National Institute of Justice-funded study of police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases in Los Angeles.

Miriam DeLone

Miriam DeLone is Professor of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Her research interests include political economy and social control; race, ethnicity, gender, and sentencing; and corrections. Her teaching interests are in the areas of minorities and crime, criminology, corrections, law and social control, the nature of crime, and the administration of justice. She is currently writing in the areas of media and crime and crime prevention through a public health perspective.

Table of Contents

1. Race, Ethnicity, and Crime: The Present Crisis.
2. Victims and Offenders: Myths and Realities About Crime.
3. Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime.
4. Justice on the Street? The Police and Minorities.
5. The Courts: A Quest for Justice During the Pre-Trial Process.
6. Justice on the Bench? Trial and Adjudication in Adult and Juvenile Court.
7. Race and Sentencing: In Search of Fairness and Justice.
8. The Color of Death: Race and the Death Penalty.
9. Corrections: A Picture in Black and White.
10. Minority Youth and the Criminal Justice System.
11. The Color of Justice.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.

New to this edition

  • Coverage of lifetime victimization has been expanded with new discussion of the topic's intersection with gender. Also expanded are the theoretical discussions of the racial gap in offending, the link between immigration and crime, and American Indian gangs.
  • Updated arrest information includes data on Hispanics for the first time. Hate crime data is also updated.
  • New and revised content presents the latest information on gangs (including a new section on outlaw motorcycle gangs), an updated drug use section, a new section on cold-case civil rights investigation, recent data on skin tone bias in policing and sentencing, and many other recent developments.
  • The new MindTap® for the text offers customizable content, course analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience -- all within your current learning management system. MindTap® prepares students to make the kinds of reasoned, real-world decisions they will need to make as future professionals. With its rich array of assets -- all of which are tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level -- MindTap® is perfectly suited for today's Criminal Justice students, engaging them, guiding them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advancing their critical thinking abilities.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Test Bank (with Microsoft Word)  (ISBN-10: 1337092940 | ISBN-13: 9781337092944)

Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions -- most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text.

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1337092851 | ISBN-13: 9781337092852)

This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

PowerPoint® Lectures  (ISBN-10: 133709286X | ISBN-13: 9781337092869)

These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337093181 | ISBN-13: 9781337093187)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

MindTap Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Walker/Spohn/Delone's The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America  (ISBN-10: 1337092894 | ISBN-13: 9781337092890)

MindTap for Walker/Spohn/Delone's The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America, 6th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap for Color of Justice, 6th Edition offers customizable content, an accessible e-reader, and the single most applied learning experience available for this course – all within the learning management system you’re already using! MindTap prepares students to make the kinds of reasoned decisions they will need to make as future professionals faced with real-world challenges. With its rich array of media assets – all of which are tagged by learning objective and Bloom’s Taxonomy level – MindTap is perfectly suited for today’s Criminal Justice students, engaging them, guiding them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advancing their critical thinking abilities.

Student Supplements

MindTap Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Walker/Spohn/Delone's The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America  (ISBN-10: 1337092894 | ISBN-13: 9781337092890)

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