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Crime, Conflict and the Racialization of Criminal Law

Crime, Conflict and the Racialization of Criminal Law

This video was recorded at 9th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. The scars from riots in 47 American cities in the late 1960s remain visible today not only in the physical landscape of a few stubbornly poor cities, but in a philosophy and jurisprudence of criminal law that has instantiated the disparate fates of racial minorities in the criminal justice system. The riots took place in the midst of profound social and economic restructuring of the nation's cities, and at the outset of an epidemic of rising rates of crime and disorder that framed both a new political order and a profound transformation of American criminal law and criminal procedure. Within the decade, a political and legal mobilization – fueled by racial and cultural conflict – led to an abrupt... Show More
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