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Livingston, Lindsey and Jody Miller. “Inequalities of Race, Class and Place and their Impact on Desistance Pathways in Post-Incarceration Higher Education” For submission to Race and Justice: An International Journal, Special Issue on Examining Racial Disparities in a Post-Racial Era (under review, January 2014).

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Deadly Injustice: Race, Criminal Justice and the Death of Trayvon Martin

New York University Press 2015   The murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial and acquittal of his assailant, George Zimmerman, sparked a passionate national debate about race and criminal justice in America that involved everyone from bloggers to mayoral candidates to President Obama himself. With increased attention to these causes, from... Learn More

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“Examining Racial Disparities in a Post-Racial Era”

Race and Justice:  An International Journal (Vol. 4, Issue 3, 2014) Our special issue emphasizes theoretically grounded research that examines the nature and extent of disparate criminal justice processes and outcomes experienced by minority racial and ethnic groups. We were especially interested in submissions covering a broad range of topics within the area of formal social... Learn More

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Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Punishing Immigrants:  Policy, Politics, and Injustice New York University Press 2012   Arizona’s controversial new immigration bill is just the latest of many steps in the new criminalization of immigrants. While many cite the presumed criminality of illegal aliens as an excuse for ever-harsher immigration policies, it has in fact been well-established that immigrants commit... Learn More

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“Between Black and White: Theorizing Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice”

“Between Black and White: Theorizing Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice”  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice (Vol.27, Issue 3, 2011)   This special issue features articles on the connections between race, crime, and justice that extend beyond the Black/White divide typical of research in criminology and criminal justice. We organize the articles herein around salient themes: the... Learn More

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Race, Crime & Justice: Contexts & Complexities

Race, Crime & Justice: Contexts & Complexities SAGE Publications 2009   To what extent does racial discrimination exist within the criminal justice system, and to what extent is that inequality in crime and justice an outgrowth of structured societal inequality? The empirical picture of racism and criminal justice is complex, and although a large body... Learn More

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The Many Colors of Crime

The Many Colors of Crime             NYU Press 2006 In this authoritative volume, race and ethnicity are themselves considered as central organizing principles in why, how, where and by whom crimes are committed and enforced. The contributors argue that dimensions of race and ethnicity condition the very laws that make... Learn More