Blacks and Crime

Blacks and Crime

A Function of Class

Book - 1995
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This text examines the social forces that influence Black responses to differential conditions in American society. It raises the issue of differential social status and its effect on whites who are similarly situated at the low end of the class spectrum. Chambers identifies the elements that contribute to the fluctuations in maintaining the status quo and analyzes the attempts made to control dissidence. The standard functional approach is taken so students can interpret the data within a traditional theoretical framework. Chambers' book is an excellent introductory work in criminology on America's most challenging issue, racism.


This text examines the social forces that influence Black responses to differential conditions in American society. It raises the issue of differential social status and its effect on whites who are similarly situated at the low end of the class spectrum. Chambers identifies the elements that contribute to the fluctuations in maintaining the status quo and analyzes the attempts made to control dissidence. The standard functional approach is taken so students can interpret the data within a traditional theoretical framework. Chambers' book is an excellent introductory work in criminology on America's most challenging issue, racism.
Examines the social forces that influence black responses to differential conditions in the United States.

Book News
A series of 14 chapters on closely related themes regarding class, Blacks, and crime in which Chambers (criminology, Indiana State U.) assumes that the exploitation by a dominant class through the manipulation of philosophical values is responsible for differential behavior and the resulting attempts at social control. Among his topics are family structure and conflict, employee theft, economic decline and males, the adolescent decision to enter the drug trade, and sanctions and compliance norms. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995
ISBN: 9780275949372
0275949370
Branch Call Number: 364.3496 CHA
Characteristics: xxiv, 340 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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