Compelled to Crime by Beth Richie
The Gender Entrapment of Battered, Black Women

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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. It illustrates the degree to which these women's devastated and deteriorating circumstances represent a socially constructed position - but one from which there is little escape.

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Beth E. Richie is Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women.
Published December 7, 1995 by Routledge. 200 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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While African Americans consider how to accommodate participation in the feminist and black nationalist movements, Richie has taken on one of the most contested issues within the community: African American women battered by African American men.

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