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NCJ Number: NCJ 165170     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 21
  Editor(s): M Tonry
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 553
  Annotation: These nine papers present international comparisons of racial and ethnic differences in criminal offending, victimization by crime, and disparities and discrimination in the criminal justice systems of Australia, Canada, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Abstract: An introduction notes that members of some disadvantaged minority groups in every Western country are disproportionately likely to be arrested, convicted, and imprisoned for violent, priority, and drug crimes. In addition, important social policy dilemmas that are regarded in individual countries as uniquely their own are actually variations on common themes of social structure that characterize many countries. It also examines the difficulties involved in researching these issues; racial and ethnic differences in offending, victimization, and system processing in individual countries; research findings relating to immigration and crime; and recommendations on how future comparative research might advance understanding and policymaking. The individual papers focus on ethnic minorities, immigrants, crime, and criminal justice in each country. Figures, tables, footnotes, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Illegal Immigrants/Aliens ; Racial discrimination ; Immigrants/Aliens ; Crime in foreign countries ; Foreign criminal justice systems ; Police-minority relations ; Race-crime relationships ; Victims in foreign countries ; Foreign offenders ; Canada ; Western Europe ; United States of America
Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-80827-0
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Crime and Justice Series No. 21
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