Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Social Science - 186 pages
Tells the stories of battered African American women incarcerated in a New York City correctional facility and explores what happens when the criminal justice system is introduced as a repressive force in their lives. Details the ways in which African American women are hemmed into the corners of U.S. society by virtue of their vulnerability to men's violence, and penalized for behaviors that are proscribed by societal mores of appropriate gender roles.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Listening to the Womens Stories
16
Conclusion
159
Notes
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