Crime Control and Women reveals the current limitations of criminal justice policies that are oblivious to the impact they exert on citizens who vary by gender, race and/or social class. Feminist in perspective, the contributors to this volume share a common vision of hope that social change will result from social control and punishment that is just and human, with commitments to prevention, education, and treatment.

The War on Drugs as a War against Black Women

The war on drugs as a war against black women
Stephanie R.Bush-Baskette

The number of Black females incarcerated for drug offenses increased by 828% between 1986 and 1991. This increase was approximately twice that of Black males (429%) and more than 3 times the increase in the number of White females (241%) (Mauer & Huling, 1995, p. ...

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