Sue Mahan provides an up-to-date, accessible discussion of the issues relevant to the debate on crack cocaine, crime and women. Following an in-depth overview, the book offers a broad and informed perspective on the legal, lifestyle and treatment issues central to women's addiction to crack cocaine. With sensitivity and compassion, the author also addresses the tragic consequences of children born to addicted mothers, stressing the importance for policy and resources to focus on the mutual well-being of mother and child.
About the Author
Sue Mahan is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach Campus. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship in International Development and a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship to Peru. She is the author of several other books including: Unfit Mothers; Women, Crime and Criminal Justice (with Ralph Weisheit); Crack, Cocaine, Crime and Women; and Beyond the Mafia, as well as journal articles and book chapters about crime and justice. She is working on a book about restorative justice in Colombia, SA based on observations and interviews.
Table of Contents
IntroductionCRACKWORLDThe Subculture Concepts and IssuesAnalysis of InterviewsCase Study of a 'Rock Star'CRIMINALIZATION OF PREGNANCYThe Criminalization of Pregnancy Concepts and IssuesAnalysis of Judicial AlternativesCase Study of a Crack Mom Jennifer JohnsonTREATMENT FOR WOMEN WHO ABUSE CRACK COCAINECrack Treatment Concepts and IssuesAnalysis of the Phases of DevelopmentCase Study of a Treatment Program Hope House