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U.S. latinos and criminal injustice / Lupe S. Salinas.

By: Salinas, Lupe S [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Latinos in the United States series: Publisher: East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, [2015]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609174637; 1609174631; 9781628952353; 1628952350.Subject(s): Hispanic Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States | Hispanic Americans -- United States -- Politics and governmentAdditional physical formats: Print version:: U.S. latinos and criminal injustice.DDC classification: 342.730873 LOC classification: KF4757.5.L38 | S35 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index.

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Americans never hear about how being Hispanic impacts experiences with the US criminal justice system. Using his long experience as a judge (now retired) in the 351st Criminal District in Houston (the US city with the country's third-largest Hispanic population), Salinas (law, Texas Southern Univ.) ends this silence with an incredible investigation into the subject. The author pulls together a strong, 11-chapter book describing the major criminal justice issues Latinos face. Some of these issues are hate crimes against Latinos; racial profiling by the police; the immigration roundup of Latinos; due process denied in the court system, mainly because many Latinos do not speak English; and the deprivation of civil rights. The author underscores this focus with citations to support the arguments, extremely beneficial to those interested in the status of Hispanics, especially in Houston, where they number approximately 919,668 people. For this reviewer, the strongest chapter is the last, in which Salinas summarizes the impact of mass incarceration and how it has torn apart the Hispanic community. Especially for law school students, criminal justice majors, and police training academies, especially in the Southwest. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Earl Smith, Wake Forest University

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LUPE S. SALINAS , retired judge of the 351st Criminal District Court in Houston, Texas, is Professor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law of Texas Southern University.

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