The Resource Justice in America : the separate realities of blacks and whites, Mark Peffley, Jon Hurwitz

Justice in America : the separate realities of blacks and whites, Mark Peffley, Jon Hurwitz

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Justice in America : the separate realities of blacks and whites
Title
Justice in America
Title remainder
the separate realities of blacks and whites
Statement of responsibility
Mark Peffley, Jon Hurwitz
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Language
eng
Summary
"As reactions to the O. J. Simpson verdict, the Rodney King beating, and the Amadou Diallo killing make clear, whites and African Americans in the United States inhabit two different perceptual worlds, with the former seeing the justice system as largely fair and color blind and the latter believing it to be replete with bias and discrimination. Drawing on data from a nation-wide survey of both races, the authors tackle two important questions in this book: what explains the widely differing perceptions, and why do such differences matter? They attribute much of the racial chasm to the relatively common personal confrontations that many blacks have with law enforcement - confrontations seldom experienced by whites. And more importantly, the authors demonstrate that this racial chasm is consequential: it leads African Americans to react much more cynically to incidents of police brutality and racial profiling, and also to be far more skeptical of punitive anti-crime policies ranging from the death penalty to three-strikes laws" --Publisher description
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DLC
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Peffley, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9223
LC item number
.P44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hurwitz, Jon
Series statement
Cambridge studies in public opinion and political psychology.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • Whites
  • African Americans
  • Strafrechtspflege
  • Strafvollzug
  • Diskriminierung
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Justice in America : the separate realities of blacks and whites, Mark Peffley, Jon Hurwitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Racial bias in the justice system : reality and perception -- The role of fairness -- The consequences of fairness : polarized reactions to police brutality and racial profiling -- The consequences of fairness : support for punitive crime policies -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780521134750
Lccn
2010007238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)468978200
Label
Justice in America : the separate realities of blacks and whites, Mark Peffley, Jon Hurwitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Racial bias in the justice system : reality and perception -- The role of fairness -- The consequences of fairness : polarized reactions to police brutality and racial profiling -- The consequences of fairness : support for punitive crime policies -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780521134750
Lccn
2010007238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)468978200

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