Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime

The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator

Contributions by Andrew Cho, Harvey Gee, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Kyle J. Holody, Ke Li, Alexander Lu, Godofredo Mendez, Krystie T. Nguyen, Sung-Yeon Park, Tanya Velasquez, Yu Wang, Xiaoqun Zhang Edited by Daisy Ball, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep

Publication date:

14 December 2016

Length of book:

214 pages

Publisher

Lexington Books

ISBN-13: 9781498526449

Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator analyzes Asian/Americans’ interactions with the U.S. criminal justice system as perpetrators and victims of crime. This book contributes to a limited amount of scholarly writing so that researchers, policymakers, and educators can gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the relationship between Asian/Americans and the criminal justice system. In reality, Asian/Americans in the United States are both the victims of crime and the perpetrators of crime. However, their characterization as the “model minority” masks the victimization and violence they experience in the twenty-first century.
Daisy Ball and Nicholas Daniel Hartlep’s Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator provides a much-needed examination of an understudied and misunderstood population. Each essay offers a penetrating analysis of some aspect of the complex intersection of race, education, the media, and the criminal justice system. Sweeping in its coverage, the volume collectively challenges the hegemonic narrative that Asian/Americans are a homogeneous group and “model minorities.” The volume provides powerful and nuanced insights while highlighting the critical need for further investigations into the diverse lives of Asian/Americans.