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Cambridge Studies in Criminology : Violent Crime: Assessing Race and Ethnic Differences - Darnell F. Hawkins

Cambridge Studies in Criminology

Violent Crime: Assessing Race and Ethnic Differences

By: Darnell F. Hawkins (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th June 2003
ISBN: 9780521626743
Number Of Pages: 462

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Analysts have long noted that some societies have much higher rates of criminal violence than others. They have also observed that the risk of being a victim or a perpetrator of violent crime varies considerably from one individual to another. In societies with ethnically and racially diverse populations, some ethnic and racial groups have been reported to have higher rates of violent offending and victimization than other groups. This exceptional collection of original essays explores the extent and causes of racial and ethnic differences in violent crime in the United States and several other contemporary societies, including Canada, New Zealand, and England. The authors critically examine the credibility of the evidence of group differences in rates of violent crime and debate the merits of many of the popular theories that have been put forth to explain them.

'Violent Crime: Assessing Race and Ethnic Differences is an extremely interesting collection of articles ... This collection constitutes an entertaining treatment of the problem of violent crime in relation to ethnic groups ... The review of the research is very rich and will certainly save the researchers with similar interests a great deal of time. Moreover, this collection provides a significant number of cutting-edge, original research studies ... will move debating about ethnic/'racial' differences in violent crime forward. This collection will be a standard work for the academic and the researcher of 'race', ethnicity, crime and justice. However, it is to policy makers that I highly recommend this book.' Sociology

Homicide Studies
Homicide risk and level of victimization in two concentrated poverty enclaves: a black/Hispanic comparison
Moving beyond black and white: African American, Haitian and Latino homicides in Miami
Homicide in Los Angeles County: a study of Latino victimization
Economic correlates of racial and ethnic disparity in homicide: Houston, 1945-1994
The race, ethnicity, and poverty nexus of violent crime: reconciling differences in Chicago's community area homicide rates
Other Contexts, Settings and Forms of Violence
Sanction effects, violence and Native American street youth
Ethnicity and interpersonal violence in a New Zealand birth cohort
Racial victimization in England and Wales
Race, gender and woman battering
Gender entrapment and African American women: an analysis of race, ethnicity, gender and intimate violence
Explaining Racial and Ethnic Differences
How can the relationship between race and violence be explained
Race effects and conceptual ambiguity in violence research: bringing inequality back in
The violent black male: conceptions of race in criminological theories
The structural-cultural perspective: a theory of black male violence
A cultural psychology framework for the study of African American morality and community violence
Racial discrimination and violence: a longitudinal perspective
Honor, class, and white southern violence: a historical perspective
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ISBN: 9780521626743
ISBN-10: 0521626749
Series: Cambridge Studies in Criminology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 27th June 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.62

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