Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered, Black Women, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Compelled to Crime

The Gender Entrapment of Battered, Black Women, 1st Edition

By Beth Richie


200 pages

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Paperback: 9780415911450
pub: 1995-12-05
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"The specific foux of the justice system's influence on black female vulnerablity makes for an unusually exact title which analyzes male violence, penalties for women's actions, and paths which lead to crime. Recommended for anyone studying gender, race, and social influences upon crime." -- The Bookwatch

"Richie' gem of a book, Compelled to Crime, offers a compelling explanation of how some women end up involved in crime. But the book is rich with much more than criminal justice theory. It is an example of rigorous, high-quality qualitative research, and professional writing which dazzles rather than drones. It's a great read." -- Association for Women in Psychology Newsletter

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies