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Racial Inequality in the Justice System
Jim Frazier, 2008. Licensed for limited use under Creative Commons.
This guide is designed to help you research information about Racial Inequality in the Justice System. It includes an index of scholarly sources, as well as a list of websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources or need help narrowing down a specific research topic, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
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Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase
"race" AND "justice system"
"racism" AND "justice system"
"law" AND "race"
"crime" AND "race"
The innocence Commission
, Gould, Jon B, New York : New York University Press, c2008.
KFV2987 .G68 2008
The color of justice : race, ethnicity, and crime in America
, Walker, Samuel, 1942. Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, c2007.
HV9950 .W33 2007
Sources annotated with REF are found in the 2nd Floor Reference Section
Battleground : criminal justice
, Barak, Gregg. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2007.
REF HV7411 .B38 2007
Crime and punishment : essential primary sources
, Lerner, K. Lee., Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth. Detroit : Thomson Gale, c2006.
REF HV7419 .C743 2006
Race and crime : an annotated bibliography
, Russell-Brown, Katheryn, 1961- Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 2000.
REF Z5703.5 .U5 R87 2000
Crime and the justice system in America : an encyclopedia
, Schmalleger, Frank. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.
REF HV6789 .C6884 1997
American paradox : young Black men
, Reese, Renford, 1967. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2004.
E185.86 .R385 2004
America's courts and the criminal justice system
, Neubauer, David W. Belmont, CA : West/Wadsworth, c1999.
KF9619 .N4 1999
Black robes, white justice : why our legal system doesn't work for blacks
. Wright, Bruce, 1918. New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., 2002.
KF373 .W67 A33 2002
The color of guilt & innocence : racial profiling and police practices in America
, Holbert, Steve., Rose, Lisa. San Ramon, Calif. : Page Marque Press, c2004.
HV7936.R3 .H65 2004
Constitutional law and the criminal justice system
. Harr, J. Scott.
KF 9619.3 .H36 2002
, Roleff, Tamara L., 1959. San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, c2003.
HV9950 .C74324 2003
Latino/a rights and justice in the United States : perspectives and approaches
, Morín, José Luis. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2005.
E184.S75 M675 2005
Mexican Americans & the law : el pueblo unido jamás será vencido
!, Anaya Valencia, Reynaldo. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2004.
KF4757.5.M4 M49 2004
No equal justice : race and class in the American criminal justice system
, Cole, David, 1958. New York : The New Press : distributed by W. W. Norton, c1999.
HV9950 .C58 1999
Not guilty : twelve Black men speak out on law, justice, and life
, Asim, Jabari, 1962- New York : Amistad Press, c2001.
HV9950 .N67 2001
, Reese, Renford, 1967- Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2006.
HV9950 .R434 2006
Race, crime, and the law
, Kennedy, Randall, 1954-. New York : Pantheon Books, 1997.
KF9223 .K43 1997
Race to incarcerate
, Mauer, Marc. New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2006.
HV9950 .M32 2006
Racial issues in criminal justice
: the case of African Americans, Free, Marvin D. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
HV9950 .R33 2003
The color of guilt & innocence
: racial profiling and police practices in America, Holbert, Steve., Rose, Lisa. San Ramon, Calif. : Page Marque Press, c2004.
HV7936.R3 .H65 2004
Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about Racial Inequality in the Justice System:
Criminal Justice and Behavior
Criminal Justice Review
Criminal Justice Studies
Criminal Justice Ethics
Law and Order
Law Enforcement Bulletin
Women & Criminal Justice
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Race on trial
, Koppel, Ted, 1940-, ABC News Productions., Films for the Humanities, Nightline
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanties & Sciences, c2003.
Audiovisual HV9955 .M4 R32 2003
There are many good web sites on Race and the Justice System. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites,
has a very good guide.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Contains statistical information on crimes, criminal offenders, victims, and the justice system.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Find information on Racial Profiling and other related issues in the Topics section.
ACLU of Northern California -- Racial Justice
The ACLU of Northern California's page on Racial Justice. Contains information, news, and action alerts on related topics.
The Sentencing Project -- Racial Disparity
From the Sentencing Project, a non-profit working for a fair and effective criminal justice system the Racial Disparity page contains links to relevant news and publications.
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Research guide prepared on 3/05/09 by Kathleen Keleher. Updated on 4-12-14 by Joy Singletary.
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