Race and Criminal Justice
- Hindpal Singh Bhui - Her Majesties Inspectorate of Prisons, UK
'This collection provides useful and up-to-date information on the response of police, prosecution, prisons and probation services to the challenges of increasing ethnic diversity. It is an excellent source for students and practitioners concerned with reforming policy and improving practice.' - Professor David J. Smith, University of Edinburgh & London School of Economics
This text delivers a comprehensive overview of race and ethnicity across the criminal justice system. It unpacks terms such as 'race', 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' to equip students with a thorough understanding of this complex subject area.
Featuring chapters by leading experts, Race and Criminal Justice provides a specialist introduction to each area of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, prisons and probation. It also features stimulating discussion of contemporary issues, such as criminal justice responses to refugees and asylum seekers, and the experiences of Muslims within the criminal justice system post-9/11 and 7/7.
Each chapter follows a consistent structure, offering:
" an overview of key theories relating to the study of race, ethnicity and criminal justice
" analysis of research, policy and practice
" chapter summaries and further reading to support understanding.
Highly stimulating...this fresh analysis of race in criminal justice raises important issues for theory, policy and practice. Both students seeking an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to race and criminal justice and more experienced scholars exploring current thinking will find this book invaluable. Managers, policy makers and practitioners will likewise find it an informative and stimulating resource
European Journal of Probation
This book provides a contemporary and critically engaging text on race and criminal justice...The text provides a welcome update to rapidly changing social, political and criminological debates...Bhui’s edited collection of essays fulfils the role of an introductory text to the key areas of the criminal justice system very well. Furthermore, each chapter usefully provides a succinct summary as well as a list of recommended key texts making it an ideal starting point for engaging with the issues and debates surrounding race and criminal justice in recent years
Very good on issues of race and criminal justice system.
This is a very useful book that adds to our knowledge of this important topic. I particularly liked the chapter by David Smith entitled Criminology, Contemporary Society and Race Issues, which engages with policing and young black males. This is an area of concern for academics and students in my classes and it is well written, balanced and objective.
A well written book for anyone interested in Criminology who requires a comprehensive overview of ethnic minorities and the Criminal Justice system.
Never has it been more important to recognise the respective roles of race and ethnicity in contributing to the cultural and symbolic significance of the criminal justice system, and of policing in particular. In one book students can quickly and accessibly engage with these issues, where core conceptual and theoretical ideas sit alongside practical examples of how agents of criminal justice are responding to, and working through, the challenges of serving the publics of ethnically diverse and racially plural contemporary Britain.
This text provides insightful information on the topic of rce and criminal justice. A very useful text for criminology, community justice and criminal justice process.
This is a timely, accessible and engaging text that covers a range of issues of significance to contemporary criminology.
This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date exploration of Race and Criminal Justice. It will provide students with a clear overview of the issues that are evident throughout the criminal justice system and in the various stages of the criminal justice process, from the perspective of suspects, offenders and victims.