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Compelled to crime : the gender entrapment of battered Black women

Author: Beth Richie
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1996.
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Tells the stories of battered African American women incarcerated in a New York City correctional facility and explores what happens when the criminal justice system is introduced as a repressive force in their lives. Details the ways in which African American women are hemmed into the corners of U.S. society by virtue of their vulnerability to men's violence, and penalized for behaviors that are proscribed by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Interviews
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richie, Beth.
Compelled to crime.
New York : Routledge, 1996
(DLC) 95018322
(OCoLC)32510587
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Richie
ISBN: 9781317325420 1317325427
OCLC Number: 1035763113
Description: 1 online resource (x, 186 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Life histories : listening to the women's stories --
Gender-identity development : "Growing up as a Black girl was hard, but good." --
Trapped by violence : "Just trying to deal with the force of his blows" --
Six paths to crime : "I was running, dealing, robbing, and stealing." --
The story of gender entrapment : considering the context --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Beth E. Richie.
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This work chronicles the lives of African-American women from low-income communities who have been physically battered, sexually assaulted, emotionally abused and involved in illegal activity.  Read more...

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