Images of Color, Images of Crime: Readings by Coramae Richey MannImages of Color, Images of Crime: Readings by Coramae Richey Mann

Images of Color, Images of Crime: Readings

EditorCoramae Richey Mann, Marjorie S. Zatz, Nancy Rodriguez

Paperback | March 22, 2006

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This edited volume explores the dynamics of race, crime, and the criminal justice system in the United States today. The book gives equal attention to the links between images of color and images of crime as well as the ramifications of criminal justice policies and practices. Changes to the new edition include the following: * Revised introductory and concluding chapters that more clearly outline the focus and selection of the racial and ethnic groups discussed. * The book further examines the ways in which gender, religion, culture, sexuality, and sexual orientation are central components of racialized constructions. * A new chapter provides examples of current criminal justice practices and crime control policies on racial and ethnic groups, including law enforcement policies, prosecution and sentencing, and imprisonment. * Brief, framing introductions underscore why each chapter is important and how it fits into the book's overarching themes. * Each chapter includes discussion questions and a list of relevant websites. * An accompanying Instructor's Manual prepared by David R. Montague is new to the Third Edition.
Coramae Richey Mann is a Professor Emerita at Indiana University and Florida State University. Marjorie S. Zatz is a Professor, School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. Nancy Rodriguez is an Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
Title:Images of Color, Images of Crime: ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 6.89 × 9.21 × 0.71 inPublished:March 22, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195330633

ISBN - 13:9780195330632

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Perils of Racial Prophecy, Derrick A. BellIntroduction: The Power of Images, Marjorie S. Zatz and Coramae Richey MannPart I: Images of Color1: American IndiansAmerican Indians in Popular Culture: A Pawnee's Experiences and Views, James Riding In2: African AmericansEvery Road Has an End, Leon E. Pettiway3: Latinos and LatinasThe Color of Skin Is the Color of Crime, Luis J. Rodriguez4: Asian Americans"Senator Sir, Welcome to the World of Orientalism," Karen Joe Laidler5: Euro-AmericansWhite Privilege, Color, and Crime: A Personal Account, Peggy McIntoshPart II: Stereotyping by the Media6: American IndiansRedskins, Savages, and Other Indian Enemies: A Historical Overview of American Media Coverage of Native Peoples, Suzan Shown Harjo7: African AmericansThe Social Construction of the African American Criminal Stereotype, Dennis M. Rome8: Latinos and Latinas"Hot Blood and Easy Virtue": Mass Media and the Making of Racist Latino/a Stereotypes, Diego O. Castro9: Asian AmericansFraming Asian Americans, Thomas K. Nakayama10: Euro-AmericansThe Caucasian Evasion: Victims, Exceptions, and Defenders of the Faith, Jody Miller, Toya Z. Like, and Peter LevinPart III: Stereotyping by Politicians11: American IndiansStereotyping of American Indian and Alaska Native Nations and Peoples, Carol Chiago Lujan12: African AmericansThe Welfare Queen and Willie Horton, Donald R. Culverson13: Latinos and LatinasImmigrant Bashing and Nativist Political Movements, Alberto G. Mata Jr. and Catalina Herrerias14: Asian AmericansAsian Americans and the Black-White Paradigms, BongHwan "BH" Kim15: Euro-AmericansThe Unanswered Question, Jerome G. MillerPart IV: Images of Crime and Punishment16: American IndiansTraditional and Contemporary Tribal Justice, Ada Pecos Melton17: African AmericansThe Black Bogeyman and White Self-Righteousness, Laura T. Fishman18: Latinos and LatinasLatinos, Gangs, and Drugs, Edwardo L. Portillos19: Asian AmericansImproper Perceptions of Asian Crimes and Asian Americans, Taiping Ho20: Euro-AmericansThe Laundering of White Crime, Mark S. Hamm21: The Nexus Between Race and Ethnicity and Criminal Justice Policy, Nancy RodriguezConclusion: A Fragile Future: Pitfalls and Possibilities, Coramae Richey Mann and Marjorie S. Zatz

Editorial Reviews

"The range of articles and diversity of authors included offer an intellectual strength. This book presents competing perspectives, which encourage student independence in developing ideas and responses. The book incorporates a broad range of racial groups rather than focusing solely onAfrican Americans and Latinos/as. The inclusion of white people as a racial group opens students to the realization that all racial groups--those in the minority and the majority--are socially constructed."--Molly Merryman, Kent State University