Race matters in criminology: Introduction to the Special Issue

Parmar, Alpa; Earle, Rod and Phillips, Coretta (2020). Race matters in criminology: Introduction to the Special Issue. Theoretical Criminology, 24(3) pp. 421–426.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480620930016


As race scholars and criminologists we are attuned to Du Bois’s (2007: 106) still meaningful injunction to ‘oppose this national racket of railroading to jails and chain gangs the poor, the friendless and the Black’. Yet we have become concerned that criminology seems rather inured to the long-standing and deeply entrenched patterns of race and criminal justice which characterize many high-income countries, and certainly England and Wales and Australia, which are the geographical focus of this Special Issue of Theoretical Criminology.

Viewing alternatives

Download history


Public Attention

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Number of Citations

Citations from Dimensions

Item Actions