The Imprisonment of African American Women: Causes, Experiences and Effects, 2d ed.

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2010 - Social Science - 210 pages
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This book reviews the disproportionate number of African American women making up the United States' prison population, looking particularly at how the nation's prison systems are ill-equipped to meet the basic needs of its ever-growing population. Topics covered include reasons why young African American women are first drawn into criminal behavior; trends connecting incarceration to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; the effects of incarceration on inmates' families and children; and possible preventive measures or alternatives to imprisonment.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Development of the American Criminal Justice System and Its Impact on African American Women
7
2 The Overrepresentation of African American Women in Criminal Justice
12
3 Pathways to Delinquency and Imprisonment
17
4 The Abuse of African American Women
42
6 Children of Imprisoned African American Women
94
7 Regional Pathways to Imprisonment for African American Women
109
8 Health Care Pathways and Issues for African American Women in Prison
149
9 The Final Pathway
159
10 Conclusions and Recommendations
173
Bibliography
177
Index
197
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Catherine Fisher Collinsis an associate professor at the State University of New York, Empire State College, in the Department of Community and Human Services. She lives in Buffalo.

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