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NCJ Number: 48198 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CRIME AND ITS IMPACT ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY
Corporate Author: Howard University
Institute for Urban Affairs and Research
United States of America
Editor(s): L E GARY; L P BROWN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 217
Sponsoring Agency: Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-CD-99-0001; MH25551-02
Sale Source: Howard University
Institute for Urban Affairs and Research
Washington, DC 20059
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF CRIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND FACTORS INFLUENCING IT ARE CONSIDERED IN THIS ANTHOLOGY, AND APPROACHES TO THE PROBLEM ARE SUGGESTED.
Abstract: PAPERS DEALING WITH AN OVERVIEW OF CRIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY EXPLORE COMMUNITY ATTITUDES, HISTORICAL TRENDS, AND ECONOMIC BY-PRODUCTS OF CRIME. RESEARCH DATA AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF FINDINGS DERIVED FROM STUDIES OF BOTH URBAN AND RURAL BLACK COMMUNITIES ARE DISCUSSED WITH A VIEW TOWARD UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEX DYNAMICS OF THE CURRENT CRIME SITUATION. TOPICS EXPLORED INCLUDE A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF CRIME AND BLACKS SINCE 1876, BLACK ATTITUDES TOWARD CRIME AND CRIME PREVENTION, BLACK BUSINESS AND THE CRIME OF UNECONOMIC COMMUNITIES, CRIME IN AN ALL-BLACK TOWN, AND PHILOSOPHICAL AND RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS OF DEFINITIONS OF CRIME. IN CONSIDERING FACTORS INFLUENCING CRIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE DISCUSSED: CRIME AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS; EMPLOYMENT AND DISCRIMINATION AS VARIABLES IN CRIME; THE IMPACT OF ALCOHOL ON CRIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY; RACE AND FAMILY VIOLENCE; AND MEDIA, CRIME, AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY. PAPERS DEALING WITH WAYS OF ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF CRIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY GENERALLY SEEK TO PROVIDE NEW APPROACHES TO CRIME RESEARCH THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF NEW STATISTICAL DATA AND IDEAS. THE INVOLVEMENT OF COMMUNITY GROUPS AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN FIGHTING CRIME IS STRESSED. FOR RELATED SELECTIONS SEE NCJ 48199-48213. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Black/African Americans; Crime patterns; Deterrence; Employment-crime relationships; Racial discrimination; School influences on crime
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