Black Women and the Criminal Justice System: Towards the Decolonisation of Victimisation

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 1997 - Law - 197 pages
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The book identifies the problems that face black women in the criminal justice system as the result of the articulation of unequal and oppressive class, race and gender relations; the research aims to be aware of all three rather than prioritizing, isolating or reducing one or two of these relations. The focus of this research primarily on black women is based on the belief that they are marginalized in both society and criminological research. Black women are poorly represented in education, employment, the professions, commerce, industry and politics while in prison their presence is highly disproportionate to their wider numbers in society. The author examines the problems facing black women and compares these with those facing black men and white women to demonstrate the articulation of social relations. He addresses the structural positions of black women in society, their social relations and the nature of the institutional practices of the criminal justice system.

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About the author (1997)

Biko Agozino is associate professor of criminology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of "Black Women and the Criminal Justice System" published by Ashgate, 1997, and editor of "Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Migration Research", Ashgate 2000.

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