Gang members, juvenile delinquents, and direct democracy

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Abstract

The amendments to adult and juvenile criminal law were both extensive and indiscriminate, imposing harsher penalties on crimes considered "gang" related, increasing penalties for certain violent or serious offenses, and requiring that more juveniles be tried as adults. This chapter examines how one of the legal challenges to Proposition 21 was presented to the public in print media, paying particular attention to how race, criminality, and whiteness have been &t;reinvented. It analyses representations of white ethnic gang members' legal challenges to the initiative. Following Silva's critique of the logic of racial exclusion, the chapter applies the way in which she reads race as an analytic and as a political strategy to demonstrate how i) race does not need to be invoked when people and places are already marked as criminal and illegal and ii) criminality is racialized and spatialized even when the bodies referenced do not neatly correspond.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReinventing Race, Reinventing Racism
EditorsJohn J Betancur, Cedric Herring
PublisherBrill
Pages259-269
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789004227507, 9789004231559
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Critical Social Sciences
Volume50
ISSN (Print)1573-4234

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direct democracy
Criminality
penalty
juvenile law
offense
political strategy
print media
criminal law
amendment
exclusion

Keywords

  • criminality
  • juvenile criminal law
  • proposition 21
  • race
  • white ethnic gang member

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Cacho, L. M. (2012). Gang members, juvenile delinquents, and direct democracy. In J. J. Betancur, & C. Herring (Eds.), Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism (pp. 259-269). (Studies in Critical Social Sciences; Vol. 50). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004231559_014

Gang members, juvenile delinquents, and direct democracy. / Cacho, Lisa Marie.

Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. ed. / John J Betancur; Cedric Herring. Brill, 2012. p. 259-269 (Studies in Critical Social Sciences; Vol. 50).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cacho, LM 2012, Gang members, juvenile delinquents, and direct democracy. in JJ Betancur & C Herring (eds), Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. Studies in Critical Social Sciences, vol. 50, Brill, pp. 259-269. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004231559_014
Cacho LM. Gang members, juvenile delinquents, and direct democracy. In Betancur JJ, Herring C, editors, Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. Brill. 2012. p. 259-269. (Studies in Critical Social Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004231559_014
Cacho, Lisa Marie. / Gang members, juvenile delinquents, and direct democracy. Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. editor / John J Betancur ; Cedric Herring. Brill, 2012. pp. 259-269 (Studies in Critical Social Sciences).
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