Session 136: IT2 -> Violent Crime: Assessing Race and Ethnic Differences
Time: 8:00AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 20
Place: Governors Square 17
Session Chair: Darnell F. Hawkins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Based on the development of papers for a recent volume on Violent Crime: Assessing Race and Ethnic Differences, this unified panel explores answers to two fundamental questions: (1) Are there racial and ethnic differences in criminal violence? (2) To the etent that racial and ethnic differences exist, what are the causes of the observed disparities? Each author approaches these questions fully cognizant of long-standing problems and controversies in the study of race, ethnicity, and violence. The papers build on the past, but suggest new and innovative approaches to this topic. Collectively, they draw our attention to the very complex nature of the race/ethnic-violence connection while broadening our understanding of the issue. However, as the authors are diverse in background and perspective, they offer alternative explanations, interpretations, and conclusions regarding the interplay among race, ethnicity, and violence.
Honor, Class, and Southern White Violence
by: Frankie Bailey, University at Albany (Corresponding)
Racial Discrimination and Violence
by: Joan McCord, Temple University (Corresponding)
A Theory of Black Male Violence
by: William Oliver, Indiana University (Corresponding)
The Violent Black Male: Conceptions of Race in Criminological Theory
by: Jeanette Covington, Rutgers University (Corresponding)
Race, Gender, and Woman Battering
by: Evan Stark, Rutgers University (Corresponding)

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