Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System

Editors: Johnson, Devon, Farrell, Amy and Warren, Patricia Y.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: New York University Press

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ISBN: 978-1-47-987345-6
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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This important volume demonstrates how highly publicized criminal cases go on to shape public views about offenders, the criminal process, and justice more generally, perpetuating the same unjust cycle for future generations. A timely, well-argued collection, Deadly Injustice is an illuminating, headline-driven text perfect for students and scholars of criminology and an important contribution to the discussion of race and crime in America.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword: The Racial Double Homicide of Trayvon Martin - Lawrence D. Bobo
  • Introduction: Race, Criminal Justice, and the Death of Trayvon Martin - Devon Johnson, Patricia Y. Warren, and Amy Farrell
  • 1. Profiling Trayvon: Young Black Males, Suspicion, and Surveillance - Jacinta M. Gau and Kareem L. Jordan
  • 2. Presumed Danger: Race, Bias, Stigma, and Perceptions of Crime and Criminals - Kevin M. Drakulich and Laura Siller
  • 3. Policed, Punished, Dehumanized: The Reality for Young Men of Color Living in America - Victor M. Rios
  • 4. Threat, Danger, and Vulnerability: Trayvon Martin and Gwen Araujo - Toya Like, Lori Sexton, and Savannah Porter
  • 5. Go Ahead and Shoot—The Law Might Have Your Back: History, Race, Implicit Bias, and Justice in Florida's Stand Your Ground Law - Katheryn Russell-Brown
  • 6. The Dangers of Racialized Perceptions and Thinking by Law Enforcement - David A. Harris
  • 7. The Acquittal of George Zimmerman: Race and Judges’ Perceptions about the Accuracy of Not Guilty Verdicts - Amy Farrell, Patricia Y. Warren, Devon Johnson, Jordyn L. Rosario, and Daniel Givelber
  • 8. Up to No Good: The Context of Adolescent Discrimination in Neighborhoods - Bryan L. Sykes, Alex R. Piquero, Jason Gioviano, and Nicolas Pittman
  • 9. From Simpson to Zimmerman: Examining the Effects of Race, Class, and Gender in the Failed Prosecution of Two Highly Publicized, Racially Divisive Cases - Delores Jones-Brown and Henry F. Fradella
  • 10. Divided by Race: Differences in the Perception of Injustice - Isaac Unah and Valerie Wright
  • 11. The Zimmerman Verdict: Media, Political Reaction, and Public Response in the Age of Social Networking - Chenelle A. Jones and Mia Ortiz
  • 12. Read between the Lines: What Determines Media Coverage of Youth Homicide? - Heather M. Washington and Valerie Wright
  • Afterword: Reducing Racialized Violence and Deracializing Justice - Doris Marie Provine and Ruth D. Peterson
  • About the Contributors