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NCJ Number: 153378 Find in a Library
Title: Black on Black Crime: Facing Facts -- Challenging Fictions
Editor(s): P R Kedia
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 269
Sponsoring Agency: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
Bristol, IN 46507
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55605-246-4
Sale Source: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
52857 C.R. 21
Bristol, IN 46507
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The essays contained in this book examine various aspects of black-on-black crime that has spread throughout America. Since 1914, homicide death rates among nonwhite males (almost all black) have exceeded those of white males by a ratio of 12 to 1.
Abstract: The first essay challenges the traditional theoretical explanation of black violence based on Eurocentric explanations of behavior and focuses on certain ethnic and cultural differences as factors contributing to the high incidence of black violence and homicide. A microecological analysis of black homicide examines how structural features of neighborhoods generate social contagions which make those neighborhoods dangerous places and promote disproportionate rates of black homicide. Other essays examine racial disparity in case processing decision outcomes and case dispositions involving black violent offenders, examine factors contributing to crime in the black community in general and homicide in particular, examine the nature and pattern of woman- battering among a sample of black female victims, and study patterns of aggression among black students. The final two chapters discuss the widespread public fear of being victimized by black men and the politicization of the term black-on-black crime. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Intra-racial crime; Race-crime relationships; Statistics; Victims of Crime
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