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Book Title: Hispanics in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: The New American Demography|
The size of the: 598 KB
Edition: Charles C. Thomas Publisher
Date of issue: March 11th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780398088156
The author of the book: Martin Guevara Urbina
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Historically, most studies that have explored the experiences of criminal defendants in the American Criminal Justice system, whether it is in the area of policing, courts, or corrections, have focused almost exclusively on race. Hispanics have resided in the United States since 1598 and recently bypassed African Americans in the general population for the first time in history. In this context, this book will examine the Hispanic experience in the criminal justice system by exploring a series of crucial factors. Major topics include: Hispanics and the American police, policing the barrios, immigration lockdown, the dynamics of arresting Hispanics, criminalizing Mexican identity, Latinos and the 4th Amendment, the exclusion of Latinos from Grand and Petit juries, the penal system and the critical issues facing Hispanic prisoners, probation and parole, the legacy of capital punishment, life after prison, and the dynamics of education and globalization in America. This text presents a variety of studies that illustrate alternative ways of interpreting crime, punishment, safety, equality, and justice. The findings from these studies reveal that race, ethnicity, gender, and class continue to play a significant role in the legal decision-making process. Hispanics in the U.S. Criminal Justice System is written for professionals and students of criminal justice and law enforcement in helping to understand the historical legacy of brutality, manipulation, oppression, marginalization, prejudice, discrimination, power and control, and white AmericaOCOs continued fear about racial and ethnic minorities.
Read information about the authorDr. Martin Guevara Urbina, a native of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, is a Mexican American author, writer, researcher, professor, and speaker who, as a sociologist and criminologist, has engaged in an intensive academic research, publication, and discourse agenda designed to provide readers with evidence-based information of ethnic and racial minorities in the United States, with an emphasis on the exploration of the Latina and Latino experience.
Dr. Urbina is Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Sul Ross State University—Rio Grande College, and an adjunct instructor of Sociology for Southwest Texas Junior College. Professor Urbina has taught at New Mexico State University, Western Michigan University, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Howard College, and Texas A&M University—Central Texas. Professor Urbina was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching by Western Michigan University in 1999, and he was nominated for the 2002-2003 UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award by the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.
Dr. Urbina is author, coauthor, or editor of over 60 scholarly publications on a wide range of topics, including several academic books: Immigration and the Law: Race, Citizenship, and Social Control Over Time (forthcoming); Ethnicity and Criminal Justice in the Era of Mass Incarceration: A Critical Reader on the Latino Experience (2017); Latino Access to Higher Education: Ethnic Realities and New Directions for the Twenty-First Century (2016); Latino Police Officers in the United States: An Examination of Emerging Trends and Issues (2015); Twenty-First Century Dynamics of Multiculturalism: Beyond Post-Racial America (2014); Ethnic Realities of Mexican Americans: From Colonialism to 21st Century Globalization (2014); Capital Punishment in America: Race and the Death Penalty Over Time (2012); Hispanics in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: The New American Demography (2012); A Comprehensive Study of Female Offenders: Life Before, During, and After Incarceration (2008); and Capital Punishment and Latino Offenders: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Death Sentences (2003, 2011). Currently, Urbina is working on three new academic books: Making Sense of the American Juvenile Justice System; Latinos and the U.S. Legal System: Laws that Wound—A Call for a Balanced System; and The Color of Justice—The Price of Injustice: Racism in the Age of Colorblindness. His work has been published in national and international academic journals, to include Justice Quarterly; Critical Criminology; Social Justice; Latino Studies; and Criminal Law Bulletin.
Along with his academic endeavors, he is also writing other literary works: An Adventure in Time: A Journey Without Boundaries (fiction); Mi Vida: Between the Wind and the Rain, I Looked up and Wept (nonfiction); and Kylor’s Adventure Through the Rainforest: A Journey of Courage and Faith (a children’s book). Most recently, Dr. Urbina has also opted to venture into the world of poetry, with the illusion of writing a book of poems: Cincuenta Poemas de Amor Para el Alma y el Corazon: Fifty Love Poems for the Soul and the Heart.
During his spare time, Urbina loves evening walks. His biggest delight: la lluvia (rain)! For a complete list of Urbina’s research and publications, visit his website at: http://faculty.sulross.edu/wp/murbina/.
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