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Colonial Perspectives on Race and Crime

ByShaun L. Gabbidon

The colonial perspective is the focus of this chapter. Neglected within mainstream criminology, the colonial perspective explores the sociological and psychological impact of colonization on native populations. Drawing on the foundational works of Frantz Fanon, criminologists such as Becky Tatum have applied the theory to offending in the black and other oppressed communities. The chapter also reviews Biko Agozino’s pioneering work on counter-colonial criminology.