Racism, Crime & Criminal Justice
Longman Criminology Series

By Benjamin Bowling & Coretta Phillips
November 2001
Longman / Pearson Education
ISBN: 0-582-29966-7
224 Pages, Illustrated
$69.50 paper original

This authoritative new textbook is the first to offer a comprehensive critical analysis of racism and the criminal justice process from crime and victimization to policing, punishment and probation. Criminological research and official statistics produced by the Home Office, police, courts and prisons are closely examined and are balanced by documentary accounts published by minority community organizations and the experiences of practitioners in the criminal justice system.

The conclusion critically examines New Labour's crime control polices and argues that 'zero tolerance', the 'culture of control' and 'institutional racism' will intensify injustice and the criminalization of ethnic minority communities in Britain. Racism, Crime and Justice is suitable for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in law, criminology, criminal justice and police studies. It is also suitable for use on sociology, social policy, and social science degrees and on interdisciplinary courses specializing in racism, ethnicity and social exclusion.

Ben Bowling is a Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at King's College, London. Previously he was Senior Research Officer in the Home Office, Lecturer in Criminology at Cambridge University and Visiting Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He has published widely in the fields of crime, policing and the study of racism and ethnicity. His study of crack cocaine, crime and policing in New York won him the Radzinowicz memorial prize for the best article in the British Journal of Criminology.

Coretta Phillips is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics having previously been Principal Research Officer in the Home Office and Assistant Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers. She has published in the fields of crime prevention, racist violence, and criminal justice and racism. Her publications include Multiple Victimization (1992), Reducing Repeat Victimization (1995), and Entry into the Criminal Justice System (1998).

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