Ben Bowling and Coretta Phillips: racism, crime and justice

(Longman Criminology Series, 2002.)

Ben Bowling and Coretta Phillips: racism, crime and justice

This authoritative new textbook is the first to offer a comprehensive critical analysis of racism and the criminal justice process from crime and victimisation to policing, punishment and probation. Criminological research and official statistics produced by the Home Office, police, courts and prisons are closely examined and are balanced by documentary accounts published by minority community organisations and the experiences of practitioners in the criminal justice system.

The conclusion critically examines New Labour's crime control policies and argues that 'zero tolerance', the 'culture of control' and 'institutional racism' will intensify injustice and the criminalisation of ethnic minority communities in Britain.

Racism, Crime and Justice is ideal for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in law, criminology, criminal justice and police studies. It is also suitable for use on sociology, social policy, and social science degrees and on interdisciplinary courses specialising in racism, ethnicity and social exclusion.