This title was first published in 2000:  Mainstream criminology has devoted little attention to minority perspectives in crime and violence. Criminologists who have examined minority perspectives have addressed the issue in a cursory manner, providing only brief summaries of the propositions of the perspective. This book provides a comprehensive examination of one minority perspective on crime: the colonial model. Specifically, the book discusses how the colonial model applies to African and Hispanic Americans and what the perspective adds to mainstream theorizing. It further discusses the limitations of the perspective, revises the perspective to improve theoretical validity and subjects the revised perspective to empirical validation. Preliminary findings suggest that the colonial model is more effective in explaining African American delinquency.

chapter 1|15 pages

Social Structure and Crime

chapter 2|15 pages

Toward a Neocolonial Model

chapter 3|11 pages

Colonialism and Mexican Americans

chapter 4|24 pages

Developing a Research Agenda

chapter 5|11 pages

The Effects of Race and Class

chapter 6|18 pages

Pathways to Assimilation and Crime