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The imprisonment of African American women : causes, experiences, and effects

Author: Catherine Fisher Collins
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The first edition reviewed the disproportionate number of African American women making up the US prison population. In this book, topics include reasons why young African American women are first drawn into criminal behavior; trends connecting incarceration to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; effects of incarceration on inmates' families; and possible preventative measures or alternatives to  Read more...
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Collins, Catherine Fisher.
Imprisonment of African American women.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2010026452
(OCoLC)645247414
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Fisher Collins
ISBN: 9780786456116 0786456116
OCLC Number: 667292763
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 198 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The development of the American criminal justice system and its impact on African American women --
The overrepresentation of African American women in criminal justice --
Pathways to delinquency and imprisonment --
The abuse of African American women --
Criminal behavior of African American women --
Children of imprisoned African American women --
Regional pathways to imprisonment for African American women --
Health care pathways and issues for African American women in prison --
The final pathway : the execution of African American women past and present --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Responsibility: Catherine Fisher Collins.

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Reviews the disproportionate number of African American women making up the United States' prison population, looking particularly at how the prison system is ill-equipped to meet the basic needs of  Read more...

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