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

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

by Catherine Fisher Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786433841

ISBN-13: 9780786433841

Pub. Date: 09/15/2010

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433841
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
Interdisciplinary Studies/African American Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Diagrams

Tables

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

5 Criminal Behavior of African American Women 71

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: The Execution of African American Women, Past and Present 159

10 Conclusions and Recommendations 173

Bibliography 177

Index 197

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