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Crime, Violence and Minority Youths

1st Edition

By Becky L Tatum


130 pages

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Hardback: 9781138703247
pub: 2017-11-02
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This title was first published in 2000: Mainstream criminology has devoted little attention to minority perspectives in crime and violence. Criminologists who have examined minority perspectives have addressed the issue in a cursory manner, providing only brief summaries of the propositions of the perspective. This book provides a comprehensive examination of one minority perspective on crime: the colonial model. Specifically, the book discusses how the colonial model applies to African and Hispanic Americans and what the perspective adds to mainstream theorizing. It further discusses the limitations of the perspective, revises the perspective to improve theoretical validity and subjects the revised perspective to empirical validation. Preliminary findings suggest that the colonial model is more effective in explaining African American delinquency.


’…raises challenging views about race and crime in America today.’ SAGE, Race Relations Abstracts ’Mainstream criminology has devoted little attention to minority perspectives in crime and violence. This book provides a comprehensive examination…’ Adolescence

Table of Contents

Contents: Social structure and crime; Toward a neocolonial model; Colonialism and Mexican Americans; Developing a research agenda; The effects of race and class; Pathways to assimilation and crime; Theoretical promise of the colonial perspective; References; Bibliography; Index.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General