The Imprisonment of African American Women: Causes, Experiences and Effects, 2d ed.
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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1 The Development of the American Criminal Justice System and Its Impact on African American Women
2 The Overrepresentation of African American Women in Criminal Justice
3 Pathways to Delinquency and Imprisonment
4 The Abuse of African American Women
6 Children of Imprisoned African American Women
7 Regional Pathways to Imprisonment for African American Women
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