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Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and Whites.

Peffley, Mark; Hurwitz, Jon.

2010

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  • Title:
    Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and Whites.
  • Author: Peffley, Mark
  • Hurwitz, Jon.
  • Description: Investigates how and why whites and African Americans have such radically different perceptions of the fairness of the justice system.
    Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Tables -- Figures -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEFS ABOUT CRIME AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM -- RACE AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM -- THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ANALYSIS -- THE NATIONAL RACE AND CRIME SURVEY -- Questionnaire Construction -- THE PLAN OF THE BOOK -- 2 Racial Bias in the Justice System: Reality and Perception -- ASSESSING RACIAL BIAS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM -- Distinguishing True Discrimination -- EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATION -- Implications for Perceptions of Fairness -- THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPERIENCE -- VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE -- JOINT FRUSTRATION -- THE DETERMINANTS OF PERSONAL DISCRIMINATORY EXPERIENCE -- THE DETERMINANTS OF VICARIOUS EXPERIENCES -- Measures and Expectations -- Political Orientations -- Anti-Black Stereotypes -- Demographic Factors -- Social Context -- Findings -- SUMMARY -- 3 The Role of Fairness -- THE MEANING OF FAIRNESS -- Justice in the Criminal Justice Arena --...
    THE ENVIRONMENT OF POLARIZATION -- Capital Punishment -- Prison versus Antipoverty Spending -- Three Strikes -- ANTECEDENTS OF POLICY ATTITUDES AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES -- Predicting Support for Capital Punishment -- Predicting Preferred Approaches to Fighting Crime -- CONCLUSIONS -- 6 Conclusions -- THE TWO PERCEPTUAL REALITIES -- Individual Fairness -- Systemic Fairness -- Group Fairness -- THE CONSEQUENCES OF RACIAL DIVISION -- Evaluating Actors and Events -- Policy Attitudes -- THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE -- Changing Salience of Crime? -- A Shift in Public Attitudes? -- The Changing Policy Environment -- Contemporary Racial Disparities -- BRIDGING THE RACIAL DIVIDE? -- Appendix A: National Survey and Survey Items -- NATIONAL SURVEY -- SAMPLE -- SURVEY ITEMS -- FAIRNESS MEASURES -- Unfair Treatment -- Neighborhood Discrimination -- System Fairness -- Attributions of Black treatment -- GROUP PERCEPTIONS -- Anti-Black stereotypes -- Anti-Semitism -- POLITICAL PREDISPOSITIONS -- Party identification...
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9780511927348 ; ISBN: 9780521119252 ; ISBN: 9780521119252
  • Subjects: Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States -- Public opinion. Discrimination in law enforcement -- United States
  • Language: English

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