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Title Deadly injustice : Trayvon Martin, race, and the criminal justice system / edited by Devon Johnson, Patricia Y. Warren, and Amy Farrell ; with a foreword by Lawrence D. Bobo
Published New York : New York University, [2015]
©2015
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Series New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law
New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law
Contents Foreword: the racial double homicide of Trayvon Martin / Lawrence D. Bobo -- Introduction: race, criminal justice, and the death of Trayvon Martin / Devon Johnson, Patricia Y. Warren, and Amy Farrell -- Who is in danger? -- Profiling Trayvon : young black males, suspicion, and surveillance / Jacinta M. Gau and Kareem L. Jordan -- Presumed danger : race, bias, stigma, and perceptions of crime and criminals / Kevin M. Drakulich and Laura Siller -- Policed, punished, dehumanized : the reality for young men of color living in America / Victor M. Rios -- Threat, danger, and vulnerability : Trayvon Martin and Gwen Araujo / Toya Like, Lori Sexton, and Savannah Porter -- Where do you stand? -- Go ahead and shoot : the law might have your back : history, race, implicit bias, and justice in Florida's stand your ground law / Katheryn Russell-Brown -- The dangers of racialized perceptions and thinking by law enforcement / David A. Harris -- The acquittal of George Zimmerman : race and judges' perceptions about the accuracy of not guilty verdicts / Amy Farrell, Patricia Y. Warren, Devon Johnson, Jordyn L. Rosario, and Daniel Givelber -- Up to no good : the context of adolescent discrimination in neighborhoods / Bryan L. Sykes, Alex R. Piquero, Jason Gioviano, and Nicolas Pittman -- Which voices count? -- From Simpson to Zimmerman : examining the effects of race, class, and gender in the failed prosecution of two highly publicized, racially divisive cases / Delores Jones-Brown and Henry F. Fradella -- Divided by race : differences in the perception of injustice / Isaac Unah and Valerie Wright -- The Zimmerman verdict : media, political reaction, and public response in the age of social networking / Chenelle A. Jones and Mia Ortiz -- Read between the lines : what determines media coverage of youth homicide? / Heather M. Washington and Valerie Wright -- Afterword: reducing racialized violence and deracializing justice / Doris Marie Provine and Ruth D. Peterson
Summary 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 St. Louis to Los Angeles, intense outrage at New York City's Stop and Frisk program and escalating anger over the effect of mass incarceration on the nation's African American community, the Trayvon Martin case brought the racialized nature of the American justice system to the forefront of our national consciousness. Deadly Injustice uses the Martin/Zimmerman case as a springboard to examine race, crime, and justice in our current criminal justice system. Contributors explore how race and racism informs how Americans think about criminality, how crimes are investigated and prosecuted, and how the media interprets and reports on crime. At the center of their analysis sit examples of the Zimmerman trial and Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, providing current and resonant examples for readers as they work through the bigger-picture problems plaguing the American justice system. This important volume demonstrates how highly publicized criminal cases go on to shape public views about offenders, the criminal process, and justice more generally, perpetuating the same unjust cycle for future generations. A timely, well-argued collection, Deadly Injustice is an illuminating, headline-driven text perfect for students and scholars of criminology and an important contribution to the discussion of race and crime in America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Martin, Trayvon, 1995-2012.
Zimmerman, George, 1983-
African American men -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States -- History.
Racial profiling in law enforcement -- United States.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Farrell, Amy (Amy M.), editor
Johnson, Devon, editor
Warren, Patricia Y., editor
ISBN 1479849685 (electronic bk.)
9781479849680 (electronic bk.)