Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment

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Winner of the 2014 Division of Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology Finalist for the 2013 C. Wright Mills Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women's rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. As a result, women's prisons in the US have suffered perhaps the most drastically from the overcrowding and recurrent ...

Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment 2013, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814761496

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Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment 2013, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814761489

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