Hispanics in the U.S Criminal Justice System: Ethnicity, Ideology, and Social Control (Second Edition)

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, May 7, 2018 - 420 páginas
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 This updated and expanded new edition resumes the theme of the first edition, and the findings reveal that race, ethnicity, gender, class, and several other variables continue to play a significant and consequential role in the legal decision-making process.  The book is structured into three sections, each of which corresponds to a different body of work on Latinos. Section One explores the historical dynamics and influence of ethnicity in law enforcement, and focuses on how ethnicity impacts policing field practices, such as traffic stops, use of force, and the subsequent actions that police departments have employed to alleviate these problems.  A detailed examination of critical issues facing Latino defendants seeks to better understand the law enforcement process. The history of immigration laws as it pertains to Mexicans and Latinos explains how Mexicans have been excluded from the United States through anti-immigrant legislation. Latino officers must cope with structural and political issues, the community, and media, as these practices and experiences within the American police system are explored. Section Two focuses on the repressive practices against Mexicans that resulted in executions, vigilantism, and mass expulsions. The topic of Latinos and the Fourth Amendment reveals that the constitutional right of people to be protected against unreasonable searches and seizures has been eviscerated for Latinos, and particularly for Mexicans. Possible remedies to existing shortcomings of the court system when processing indigent defendants are presented.  Section Three studies the issue of Hispanics and the penal system.  The ethnic realities of life behind bars, probation and parole, the legacy of capital punishment, and life after prison are discussed. Section Four addresses the globalization of Latinos, social control, and the future of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal justice system. Lastly, the race and ethnic experience through the lens of science, law, and the American imagination, are explored, concluding with policy recommendations for social and criminal justice reform, and ultimately humanizing differences.  Written for professionals and students of law enforcement, this book will promote the understanding of the historical legacy of brutality, manipulation, oppression, marginalization, prejudice, discrimination, power and control, and white America's continued fear about racial and ethnic minorities.

 

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Ethnicity Diversity Chnge and Social Control
3
SECTION ONE Hispanics and the American Police
23
Chapter 2 The Historical Dynamics of Ethnicity in Law Enforcement
25
Latinos and The American Police Over The Years
42
From Detection to Arrest
60
The Exclusion of Mexican Immigrants Through Legislation
75
SECTION TWO Hispanics and the Judicial System
89
Policy Practice and Structural Hierarchies
91
The Road to Prison
175
Ethnic Realities of Life Behind Bars
198
Captivity Beyond Prisons
216
Executing Mexicans and Other Latinos
240
Recommendations for Overcoming Legal Barriers Community Reentry and Steps for Making It Outside
265
SECTION FOURTH Latinos Globaliation and Social Control
285
Globalization Latinos and Criminal Justice
287
Chapter 18 The Future of Latinos and the US Criminal Justice System
305

Chapter 7 Historical and Contemporary Forces Governing Hispanic Criminal InJustice
102
Privilege Power and Identity Formation Over Time
118
Chapter 9 Latinos and Fourth Amendment Protection Against Unreasonable Search and Seizures
130
The Exclusion of Latinos from Grand and Petit Juries
143
Chapter 11 Indigent Defendants and the Barriers They Face in the US Court System
159
SECTION THEE Hispanics and the Penal System
173
NOTES
327
REFERENCES
331
INDEX
377
ABOUT THE EDITORS
393
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