Impacts of Incarceration on the African American Family: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Impacts of Incarceration on the African American Family

1st Edition

By Othello Harris, Robin Miller

Routledge

236 pages

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The criminal justice system has driven a wedge between black men and their children. African American men are involved in the criminal justice system, whether through incarceration, probation, or parole, at near epidemic levels. At the same time, the criminal justice system has made little or no institutional efforts to maintain or support continuing relationships between these men and their families. Consequently, African American families are harmed by this in countless ways, from the psychological, physical, and material suffering experienced by the men themselves, to losses felt by their mates, children,and extended family members.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC007000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC056000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)