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NCJ Number: 155101 Find in a Library
Title: African-American Perspectives on: Crime Causation, Criminal Justice Administration and Crime Prevention
Editor(s): A T Sulton
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 227
Sponsoring Agency: Sulton Books
Englewood, CA 80155
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9639633-0-9
Sale Source: Sulton Books
P.O. Box 3748
Englewood, CA 80155
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written by African-American criminologists and criminal justice practitioners, these 15 papers focus on urban crime, including youth violence, gangs, victimization of foreign visitors, police brutality, and AIDS in correctional facilities, and makes recommendations for urban crime control and prevention.
Abstract: Individual papers focus on the current status of African- American scholars in criminology and criminal justice, crime among traditional and Christianized Igbo in Nigeria, and the colonial model as a theoretical explanation of crime and delinquency. Additional papers examine issues of self-esteem and juvenile delinquency among black Americans, drugs and violence in youth gangs, black female delinquency, the relationship between female-headed black households and chronic problem behavior among juveniles, and police brutality from the perspective of black Americans. Further papers discuss capital punishment and its racial impacts, the impact of AIDS on minority inmates, policy approaches to reducing the involvement of African-American males in the criminal justice system, and the prevention of crime through the economic development of urban neighborhoods. Tables, map, photographs, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Black/African Americans; Capital punishment; Crime prevention planning; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Racial discrimination; Urban criminality; Urban policing; Violence causes
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