Racism and Criminal Justice Book Review by ABCs

Racism and Criminal Justice
A look at American racism and criminal justice according to Michael Tonry in his work "Malign Neglect-Race, Crime, and Punishment in America".
# 111961 | 2,294 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2009 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (General)

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The paper examines the text "Malign Neglect-Race, Crime, and Punishment in America" by Michael Tonry who argues with the perception that the United States is effectively or compassionately contending with its issues of violence and crime. The paper discusses how Tonry shows the racial divisions and associated distinctions between socio-economic classes that he contends are to blame for a racist criminal justice system. The paper asserts that this is an argument that resonates with the reader.

From the Paper:

"The text at the center of this discussion is concerned with the harsh imbalances in America's criminal justice system. Professor Michael Tonry's interest is in providing students with an even-handed and straightforward presentation on the subject of criminal proceedings, with a focus on the proclivity of America's system to increasingly pursue a rigid and codified system of penalties which both fails to deter crime and which appears to overwhelmingly target minority and African American demographics."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hall, J.G. (1996). Review: Malign Neglect: Race, Crime and Punishment in America. Contemporary Sociology, 25(1), 101-102.
  • Jacob, H. (1995). Review: Malign Neglect--Race, Crime, and Punishment. The Law and Courts, 5(1), 15-17.
  • Tonry, M. (1995). Malign Neglect--Race, Crime, and Punishment. Oxford University Press.
  • University of Minnesota. (2008). Michael Tonry. University of Minnesota Law.

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APA Format

Racism and Criminal Justice (2009, February 05) Retrieved April 01, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/racism-and-criminal-justice-111961/

MLA Format

"Racism and Criminal Justice" 05 February 2009. Web. 01 April. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/racism-and-criminal-justice-111961/>