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Title: Criminal Violence and Race - A Selected Bibliography
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America

University of Pennsylvania
Ctr for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law
United States of America
Editor(s): M E Wolfgang; N A Weiner; W D Pointer
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19174
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-NI-AX-0127
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-81
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS Publication Sales
Box 6000 Department F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annotated bibliography of 220 citations presents publications focusing on various aspects of criminal violence and race. Published from 1972 to 1980, the documents were selected from the National Institute of Justice/NCJRS data base.
Abstract: Bibliographic citations describe publications that examine the simple association between criminal violence and race, mainly by identifying the racial distribution of violent offenders and offenses. Other cited materials explore the causal relationship between race (i.e., minority group status) and violent crime and discuss the influence of race on the use of official discretion and ultimately on case disposition. Citations also encompass documents on race and the violent offender, with many focusing on juvenile gang violence, juvenile delinquency, race and violent victimization, and race and homicide. publications include professional journal articles, government reports, books, and popular magazine articles. Author and subject indexes and availability information are included; an addenda lists 13 citations. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Race relations; Violent crimes
Note: This is one of a set of five topical bibliographies on criminal violence.
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