African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia

Editors: Jones-Brown, Delores D., Frazier, Beverly D. and Brooks, Marvie
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-0-31-335716-9
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 40
Book Status: Available
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"African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia" comprises descriptive essays documenting the ways in which people of African descent have been victimized by oppressive laws enacted by local, state, and federal authorities in the United States.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A
  • Abu-Jamal, Mumia
  • Adams, The Honorable Eric L.
  • African Diaspora, Crime, and Justice
  • Alternative Sentencing
  • American Law and African Americans
  • B
  • Barry, Jr., Marion S.
  • Bell, Sean
  • Black Panther Party
  • Black Protectionism
  • Brown, H. Rap (aka Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin)
  • Brown, James Joseph
  • Bumpurs, Eleanor
  • Byrd, Jr., James
  • C
  • Carmichael, Stokely
  • Citizenship
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Cochran, Jr., Johnnie L.
  • Code of the Street
  • Community-Based Crime and Reentry Theory
  • Conyers, Jr., John
  • Correctional System and African Americans
  • Criminal Deportation
  • Critical Race Theory
  • D
  • Dahmer, Jeffrey Lionel
  • Dating Violence (H.R. 789)
  • Davis, Angela Yvonne
  • Davis, Larry
  • Davis, Troy Anthony
  • D.C. Snipers
  • Death Penalty
  • Diallo, Amadou
  • Disproportionality and Crime
  • DNA Testing
  • Domestic Violence and African American Females
  • Dorismond, Patrick
  • Drug Treatment Strategies
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Dutton, Charles Stanley
  • E
  • Early Intervention for African Americans
  • Education
  • Environmental Justice
  • Eugenics
  • Evers, Medgar
  • Eyewitness Misidentification
  • F
  • Fair Sentencing Act of 2010
  • Faith-Based Prisoner Reentry
  • False Confessions
  • Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2009 (S. 650)
  • Federal Sentencing Disparity
  • Ferguson, Colin
  • Francois, Kendall
  • G
  • Gangs
  • Gates, Jr., Henry Louis
  • Grant, Oscar
  • H
  • Habitual Offender Laws
  • Hate Crimes
  • Healing Communities
  • Hip-Hop Culture
  • Homicide
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • I
  • Inequality Theory
  • Innocence Project
  • Institutional Racism
  • Institutional Racism: A United Kingdom Perspective
  • Inter-Racial Offending
  • Intra-Racial Offending
  • J
  • Jackson, Jesse
  • Jefferson, The Honorable William Jennings
  • Jena Six
  • Jones, Jr., Prince Carmen
  • Juries
  • K
  • King, Rodney Glen
  • L
  • Lee, Anthony Dwain/Dwayne
  • Legal Representation
  • Legal Socialization and Race
  • Los Angeles Riots of 1992
  • Louima, Abner
  • Lynching
  • M
  • Malcolm X (aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)
  • Mapp, Dollree
  • Martin, Trayvon
  • Mitchell, Margaret Laverne
  • N
  • Nation of Islam
  • O
  • 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
  • Organized Crime
  • P
  • Petit Apartheid
  • Police Brutality
  • Price, Craig
  • Prisoner Reentry and African Americans
  • Prisoner Reentry Models: A Focus on Arkansas
  • Prisons
  • Public Housing
  • R
  • Racial Hoaxes and Media Representations
  • Racial Profiling
  • Racial Stereotyping and Wrongful Convictions
  • Robeson, Paul
  • Rockefeller Drug Laws: Policy Review
  • Ross, Ricky “Freeway”
  • Russ, Robert
  • S
  • Scottsboro Cases
  • Sentencing Disparities
  • Sex Crimes and Race
  • Shakur, Assata (aka Joanne Chesimard)
  • Shakur, Tupac Amaru
  • Sharpton, Jr., Alfred Charles
  • Simpson, Orenthal James “O. J.”
  • Slavery
  • Snitching, The Miseducation of
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Stop Snitching Campaign
  • Streetwise Project
  • Structural Racism and Violence
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
  • T
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Theories of Race and Crime
  • Three Strikes Legislation
  • Till, Emmett
  • W
  • War on Drugs
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
  • When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor
  • White, Walter Francis
  • Williams, Wayne
  • Wolfgang, Marvin
  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Y
  • Young, Jr., Cornel
  • Youth Violence
  • Z
  • Zebratown
  • Zongo, Ousmane
  • Contributors
  • About the Editors