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
     
 

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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

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)

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