9780190865221-0190865229-Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System

Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System

ISBN-13: 9780190865221
ISBN-10: 0190865229
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gibson, James L., Nelson, Michael
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780190865221
ISBN-10: 0190865229
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gibson, James L., Nelson, Michael
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Gibson, James L., Nelson, Michael wrote Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System comprising 224 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190865229 and 9780190865221. Since then Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

The American legal system is experiencing a period of extreme stress, if not crisis, as it seems to be losing its legitimacy with at least some segments of its constituency. Nowhere is this legitimacy deficit more apparent than in a portion of the African American community in the U.S., as incidents of police killing black suspects - whether legally justified or not - have become almost routine. However, this legitimacy deficit has largely been documented through anecdotal evidence and a steady drumbeat of journalistic reports, not rigorous scientific research. This book offers an all-inclusive account of how and why African Americans differ in their willingness to ascribe legitimacy to legal institutions, as well as in their willingness to accept the policy decisions those institutions promulgate.

Based on two nationally-representative samples of African Americans, this book ties together four dominant theories of public opinion: Legitimacy Theory, Social Identity Theory, theories of adulthood political socialization and learning through experience, and information processing theories. The findings reveal a gaping chasm in legal legitimacy between black and white Americans. More importantly, black people themselves differ in their perceptions of legal legitimacy. Group identities and experiences with legal authorities play a crucial role in shaping whether and how black people extend legitimacy to the legal institutions that so much affect them.

This book is one of the most comprehensive analyses produced to date of legal legitimacy within the American black community, with many surprising and counter-intuitive results.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book