By Dr. Helen T. (Taylor) Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon
“The association of the reader’s guide-especially the groupings of landmark instances, race riots, and criminology theories-is extraordinary … different similar titles lack the breadth, aspect, and accessibility of this paintings … instructed for all libraries; crucial for finished social reviews collections.”-Library JournalAs noticeable virtually day-by-day on neighborhood and nationwide information, race traditionally and almost immediately figures prominently in crime and justice reporting in the usa, within the parts of hate crimes, racial profiling, sentencing disparities, wrongful convictions, felon disenfranchisement, political prisoners, juveniles and the loss of life penalty, and culturally particular delinquency prevention courses. The Encyclopedia of Race and Crime covers matters in either ancient and modern context, with info on race and ethnicity and their effect on crime and the management of justice. those volumes supply a better appreciation for the same old reviews of assorted racial and ethnic teams and illustrate how race and ethnicity has mattered and keeps to subject within the management of yank legal justice.Key FeaturesCovers a couple of huge thematic parts: simple strategies and theories of legal justice; the police, courts, and corrections; juvenile justice; public coverage; the media; corporations; particular teams and populations; and particular situations and biographiesAddresses such themes as gender, hate/bias crimes, immigrant reports, foreign and cross-cultural concerns, race and gangs, and race and legislations, provides stories of all significant racial and ethnic teams within the united states, together with Asians, Blacks, Latinos, local american citizens, and Ethnic Whites, in addition to non secular minorities, akin to MuslimsIncludes insurance of contemporary incidents just like the alleged rape of a black girl North Carolina crucial collage pupil by means of white male participants of the Duke collage Lacrosse Team;, the Jena 6 incident; the Tulia, Texas drug arrests; the Rodney King beating; the O. J. Simpson trials within the Nineteen Nineties; and newer racial profiling incidentsTwo appendices supply details on finding and reading statistical facts on race and crime, in addition to certain directions on tips to entry statistical information on the internet for such particular parts as arrests, medications, gang club, hate crimes, murder tendencies, juvenile justice, felony populations, racial profiling, the demise penalty, and victimizationBecause the subject of race and crime is of large curiosity and relevance, entries during this Encyclopedia are written in an available kind to entice a large viewers, making it a welcome boost to educational and public libraries alike.
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The collection of various Africans at slave ports merely represented the diversity of African ethnicity. ” The passage across the Atlantic Ocean marked a traumatic departure from “Mother Africa” and created a class of people united by this journey. Other than the thousands of Africans spirited away by Arabs to work on salt plantations in the Fertile Crescent centuries earlier, the Middle Passage was an unprece dented initiation. These Africans entered the holds of ships with memories of their native communities; they emerged as a new people.
Other witnesses at the hospital have claimed that their statements regarding Abu-Jamal have been misconstrued by police and the media. There are also a number of disagreements regarding the physical evidence in the case. 38-caliber. 38-caliber gun caused the death of Officer Faulkner. Abu-Jamal was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to death by Judge Albert F. Sabo on May 25, 1983. In 2001, District Judge William Yohn overturned his death sentence, citing inconsistencies in the original sentencing process.
There are also a number of disagreements regarding the physical evidence in the case. 38-caliber. 38-caliber gun caused the death of Officer Faulkner. Abu-Jamal was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to death by Judge Albert F. Sabo on May 25, 1983. In 2001, District Judge William Yohn overturned his death sentence, citing inconsistencies in the original sentencing process. On March 17, 2006, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania filed an appeal seeking to reinstate the order for the execution of Abu-Jamal.
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