Title

Marginalization and racial stratification in the academic discipline of criminal justice

Comments

Marginalization and racial stratification in the academic discipline of criminal justice is a Book chapter in: Racial Issues in Criminal Justice: the Case of African Americans, p. 21-37. Edited by Marvin D. Free, Jr. Published by Praeger in 2003. ISBN: 0275975622.

Abstract

That the criminal justice system plays a significant role in the lives of African Americans and that African Americans are disproportinately impacted by that systme is amply documented. This chapter also addresses this impact but does so by focusing upon whether academia has played a role in the continued diminishment of individuals and the contitnued marginalization of groups of persons. Also examined is the place of the criminal justice discipline within the larger academy and the status of African Americans thithin this discipline. The invisibility of certain groups, traditionally those of minority status, from positions of power within society has done much to shape justice policy. Such invisiblility can transcend traditionally considered avenues of power and can be traced to assumptions made within the academy as well.

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