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Color of Crime

ISBN-10: 0814776183
ISBN-13: 9780814776186
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: When The Color of Crime was first published ten years ago, it was heralded as a path-breaking book on race and crime. Now, in its tenth anniversary year, Katheryn Russell-Browns book is more relevant than ever. The Jena Six, Duke Lacrosse Team,  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 223
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924

When The Color of Crime was first published ten years ago, it was heralded as a path-breaking book on race and crime. Now, in its tenth anniversary year, Katheryn Russell-Browns book is more relevant than ever. The Jena Six, Duke Lacrosse Team, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, James Byrd, and all of those victimized in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are just a few of the racially fueled cases that have made headlines in the past decade. Russell-Brown continues to ask, why do Black and White Americans perceive police actions so differently? Is White fear of Black crime justified? Do African Americans really protect their own? Should they? And why are we still talking about O.J.? Russell-Brown surveys the landscape of American crime and identifies some of the countrys most significant racial pathologies. In this new edition, each chapter is updated and revised, and two new chapters have been added. Enriched with twenty-five new cases, the explosive and troublesome chapter on Racial Hoaxes demonstrates that playing the race card is still a popular ploy. The Color of Crime is a lucid and forceful volume that calls for continued vigilance on the part of journalists, scholars, and policymakers alike. Through her innovative analysis of cases, ideological and media trends, issues, and practices that resonate below the public radar even in the new century, Russell-Brown explores the tacit and subtle ways that deviance is systematically linked to people of color. Her findings are impossible to ignore.

Katheryn Russell-Brown is the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. Professor Russell-Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, her law degree from the University of California, Hastings and her Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the University of Florida law faculty in 2003, Professor Russell-Brown taught Criminal Law in the Criminology & Criminal Justice department at the University of Maryland, College Park for 11 years. She has been a visiting law professor at American University and the City University of New York (CUNY). She has been a lecturer at Howard University and her first teaching position was at Alabama State University. Professor Russell-Brown teaches, researches, and writes on issues of race and crime and the sociology of law. Her article, "The Constitutionality of Jury Override in Alabama Death Penalty Cases," was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Harris v. Alabama (1995). In 2009, Professor Russell-Brown was awarded a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship. Her project focused on ways to integrate criminal justice issues into the elementary education curriculum. Professor Russell-Brown's books include The Color of Crime, New York University Press (2009), Protecting Our Own: Race, Crime and African Americans, Rowman and Littlefield (2006) and Underground Codes: Race, Crime, and Related Fires, New York University Press, (2004). She is also the author of a children's book, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (Lee & Low, 2014).nbsp;

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