The disproportionate criminalisation and incarceration of particular minority ethnic groups has long been observed, though much of the work in criminology has been dominated by a somewhat narrow debate. This debate has concerned itself with explaining this disproportionality in terms of structural inequalities and socio-economic disadvantage or discriminatory criminal justice processing.

This book offers an accessible and innovative approach, including chapters on anti-Semitism, social cohesion in London, Bradford and Glasgow, as well as an exploration of policing Traveller communities. Incorporating current empirical research and new departures in methodology and theory, this book also draws on a range of contemporary issues such as policing terrorism, immigration detention and youth gangs. In offering minority perspectives on race, crime and justice and white inmate perspectives from the multicultural prison, the book emphasises contrasting and distinctive influences on constructing ethnic identities.

It will be of interest to students studying courses in ethnicity, crime and justice.

chapter |17 pages


Bending the paradigm — new directions and new generations
ByCoretta Phillips, Colin Webster

chapter |19 pages

‘Antisemitism' and anti-Jewish ‘hatred'

Conceptual, political and legal challenges
ByPaul Iganski

chapter |18 pages

Negotiating identities

Ethnicity, religion and social cohesion in London and Bradford
ByColin Webster

chapter |25 pages

We belong to Glasgow

The thirdspaces of youth ‘gangs' and asylum seeker, refugee and migrant groups
ByAlistair Fraser, Teresa Piacentini

chapter |17 pages

Citizenship and belonging in a women's immigration detention centre

ByMary Bosworth, Blerina Kellezi

chapter |21 pages

Black perspectives on race, crime and justice

BySuzella Palmer

chapter |21 pages

Configuring ethnic identities

Resistance as a response to counter-terrorist policy
ByAlpa Parmar

chapter |21 pages

Offenders or victims?

An exploration of Gypsies and Travellers as a policing paradox
ByZoë James

chapter |9 pages

New directions and new generations — old and new racism?

ByCoretta Phillips, Colin Webster