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Values in criminology and community justice$
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Malcolm Cowburn, Marian Duggan, Anne Robinson, and Paul Senior

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300359

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.001.0001

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New ‘racisms’ and prejudices? The criminalisation of ‘Asian’

New ‘racisms’ and prejudices? The criminalisation of ‘Asian’

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(p.93) Six New ‘racisms’ and prejudices? The criminalisation of ‘Asian’
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Values in criminology and community justice
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Sunita Toor

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.003.0006

This chapter provides a critical dialogue on the new racisms and prejudices within criminological discourses, which has led to the criminalisation of Britain’s Asian communities. It charts the criminalisation of British Asians in 21st century Britain and debates the formulation of new racisms and prejudices in this process. The depiction of Britain’s Asian communities has most certainly been determined by key events such as the 9/11 and 7/7 suicide bombings by extremists acting in the name of Islam. These events are analysed in line with other significant factors, such as the growing youthful British Asian population, socio-economic deprivation, increased victimisation as well as political and media discourse that have all played a role in determining the image of the 21st century British Asian. This chapter provides a critical chronology of key events that have contributed to shaping the nature and process of criminalisation of British Asians.

Keywords:   Asian criminality, British Asian, Culture, Social deprivation, Suicide Bombing, New racisms & prejudices, Media

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