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NCJ Number: 156368 Find in a Library
Title: Blacks and Crime: A Function of Class
Author(s): J A Chambers
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 340
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-94937-0
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book addresses some closely connected themes regarding blacks, class, and crime.
Abstract: The underlying thesis is that exploitation by a dominant class through a philosophy of social exchange is the causative factor for the differential behavior exhibited by many black Americans, i.e., crime, riots, delinquency, and other forms of rebellion. Macro theory is used to explain variations of its adaptability in a social order. The four independent variables discussed both historically and contemporarily include temporality, inclusiveness, stratification, and commitment. Some of the specific issues explored here include relationships between class, family structure, and conflict; continuing workplace discrimination against blacks despite equal employment opportunity legislation; the links between racial hate and crime; the position of black males during times of economic decline; and black adolescent involvement in drug trafficking. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Class discrimination; Juveniles; Race-crime relationships; Victims of Crime
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