Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy

African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the U.S. criminal justice system and the disproportionate number of African American males who are inmates

Cambridge Univ Pr
The war on drugs, begun in the Reagan Administration and presently continuing unabated, has resulted in an explosion in the American prison population. Whether a desired effect of the war or not, this increase has been accounted for by a severely disproportionate number of African American males. Jerome Miller demonstrates in Search and Destroy that an African American male between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five has an inordinate likelihood of encountering the criminal justice system at some point during those years. In a wide-ranging survey of blacks and the justice system, Miller notes the presence of bias among police officers, probation officers, courts, and even social scientists whose data form the basis for many policies and social workers whose responsibility is allegedly to members of the underclass.
This book argues that racial bias causes large percentages of American black males to be imprisoned.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780521460217
Branch Call Number: 364.4 Mi 1996
Characteristics: xiv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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