The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

ISBN : 9780199859016

Sandra M. Bucerius; Michael Tonry
960 ページ
182 x 250 mm
Oxford Handbooks in Law

Social tensions between majority and minority populations often center on claims that minorities are largely responsible for crime and disorder. Members of some disadvantaged groups in all developed countries, sometimes long-standing residents and other times recent immigrants, experience unwarranted disparities in their dealings with the criminal justice system. Accusations of unfair treatment by police and courts are common. The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration provides comprehensive analyses of current knowledge about these and a host of related subjects. Topics include legal and illegal immigration, ethnic and race relations, and discrimination and exclusion, and their links to crime in the United States and elsewhere. Leading scholars from sociology, criminology, law, psychology, geography, and political science document and explore relations among race, ethnicity, immigration, and crime. Individual chapters provide in-depth critical overviews of key issues, controversies, and research. Contributors present the historical backdrops of their subjects, describe population characteristics, and summarize relevant data and research findings. Most articles provide synopses of racial, ethnic, immigration, and justice-related concerns and offer policy recommendations and proposals for future research. Some articles are case studies of particular problems in particular places, including juvenile incarceration, homicide, urban violence, social exclusion, and other issues disproportionately affecting disadvantaged minority groups. The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration is the first major effort to examine and synthesize knowledge concerning immigration and crime, ethnicity and crime, and race and crime in one volume, and does so both for the United States and for many other countries.


Introduction on Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration
Michael Tonry, Sandra Bucerius
Section 1: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in the United States
1. Race and Crime in American History
Michael Tonry
2. The Racialization of Latinos in the United States
Douglas S. Massey
3. Race and Crime in American Politics: From Law and Order to Willie Horton and Beyond
Amy E. Lerman
Vesla M. Weaver
4. Race, Crime, and Public Opinion
James D. Unnever
5. Racial and Ethnic Patterns in Criminality and Victimization
Toya Like-Haislip
6. Race, Crime, and Policing
Robin S. Engel
Kristin Swartz
7. Racial Disparities in Prosecution, Sentencing, and Punishment
Cassia Spohn
8. Race and Drugs
Jamie Fellner
9. Case Study: Living the Drama-Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner City Boys
David J. Harding
10. Case Study: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence
Jodie Miller
Section 2: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in Other Developed Countries
11. Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada
Akwasi Owusu-Bempah
Scot Wortley
12. Ethnicity, Racism, and Crime in England and Wales
Alpa Parmar
13. Indigenous People and Sentencing Courts in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada
Elena Marchetti
Riley Downie
14 Colonial Processes, Indigenous Peoples, and Criminal Justice Systems
Chris Cunneen
15. Case Study: Black Cannabis Dealers in a White Welfare State: Race, Politics, and Street Capital in Norway
Sveinung Sandberg
16. Case Study: Black Homicide Victimization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sara Thompson
Section 3: Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in the United States
17. The Politics of Immigration and Crime
Mary C. Waters
Jessica T. Simes
18. Traffickers? Terrorists? Smugglers? Immigrants in the United States and
International Crime before the Second World War
Paul Knepper
19. Crimes By and Against Immigrants
Jacob Stowell
Stephanie Di Pietro
20. Immigration and Crime in US Communities: Charting Some Promising New Directions in Research
Charis E. Kubrin
Glenn A. Trager
21. Immigrants and their Children: Evidence on Generational Differences in Crime
Luca Berardi
Sandra Bucerius
22. Latino/Hispanic Immigration and Crime
Ramiro Martinez
Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco
23. Criminalizing Settlement: The Politics of Immigration in the American South
Jamie Winders
24. The Law of Immigration and Crime
Mary Fan
Section 4: Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in Other Developed Countries
25. Searching (with Minimal Success) for Links among Immigration and Imprisonment
Jennifer Hochschild
Colin Brown
26. Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in France
Sophie Body-Gendrot
27. The Convergence of Control: Immigration and Crime in Contemporary Japan
Ryoko Yamamoto
David Johnson
28. Ethnicity, Migration, and Crime in the Netherlands
Godfried Engbersen
Arjen Leerkes
Erik Snel
29. Immigration, Crime, and Criminalization in Italy
Stefania Crocitti
30. Case Study: Sentencing Violent Juvenile Offenders in Color Blind France: Does Ethnicity Matter?
Sebastian Roche
Mirta B. Gordon
Marie-Aude Depuiset
31. Case Study: Lost and Found: Christianity, Conversion, and Gang Disaffiliation in Guatemala
Kevin O'Neill
32. Case Study: Immigration, Social Exclusion, and Informal Economies: Muslim Immigrants in Frankfurt
Sandra Bucerius


Sandra M. Bucerius is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Alberta. Michael Tonry is professor of law and public policy and director of the Institute on Crime and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota, and senior fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement in Amsterdam.