Search and Destroy African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System

ISBN-10: 0521743818

ISBN-13: 9780521743815

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Jerome G. Miller
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Dr Jerrry Miller holds a Doctor of Social Work degree from the Catholic University of America. In 1968, he became Associate Professor of Social Work at Ohio State University. He was subsequently appointed to the cabinet of Massachusetts Republican Governor Frank Sargent in 1969 to head the newly created Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and has also served on the gubernatorial staff of Milton Shapp, former governor of Pennsylvania. In 1977, he founded the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA), a non-profit organization to set up alternative plans for youth and adults otherwise institutionalized in reform schools, prisons, mental hospitals and state institutions for the developmentally disabled. He has been consultant to the U.S. Justice Department, evaluating juvenile and adult institutions in more than 30 states, and has served as a special master for a number of federal judges. He has assisted in developing mitigative studies for individuals on death row in numerous states. He continues to see individuals clinically and is presently finishing a manuscript on the issue of sex offenders in our society and the 'moral panic' in which modern industrial societies are caught up. His articles dealing with the topics of this book have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Prologue: From Which Aristocratic Colours Peep
The Scope of the Problem
All Our Young Enemies
Hyping Violence
Race and Moral Panics
Measuring Crime Rates
The Crime "Explosion"
The Character of Violent Crime
A History of Violence
A New Breed?
The Black Criminal "Profile"
Casting the Net of Social Control
Overkill
Unanticipated Consequences
The Very Long Arm of the Law
Race Baiting and Kitsch
Of Tufthunters and Toadies
Creating Moral Panics
Race Baiting
The Nelson Eddy Effect
Feeding a Culture of Neglect
The Great Divide
The Search for the Criminaloid
Stalking the Criminal Brain
Stalking the Criminal Gene
The New Lombrosians
"Degeneration"
Labeling the Deviant
Early Attempts at Preventing "Genetically Influenced" Crime
Predispositions and "Unintrusive Therapies"
Boys with Prehensile Feet
Approaching Genes and Behavior
Banishing Indecision
The Sentimentalist versus the Ignoramus
Combating Crime
The Likely Future
Dealing with the Disposable
Epilogue
Index
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