Black Males and the Criminal Justice System by Jason M. Williams; Steven KniffleyRelying on a multidisciplinary framework of inquiry and critical perspective, this edited volume addresses the unique experiences of Black males within various stages of contact in the criminal justice system. It provides a comprehensive overview of the administration of justice, mental and physical health issues faced by Black males, and reintegration into society after system involvement. Recent events--including but by no means limited to the shootings of unarmed Black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; Minneapolis; and Chicago--have highlighted the disproportionate likelihood of young Black males to encounter the criminal justice system. Black Males and the Criminal Justice System provides a theoretical and empirical review of the need for an intersectional understanding of Black male experiences and outcomes within the criminal justice system. The intersectional approach, which posits that outcomes of societal experiences are determined by the way the interconnected identities of individuals are perceived and responded to by others, is key to recognizing the various forms of oppression that Black males experience, and the impact these experiences have on them and their families. This book is intended for students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, race/ethnic studies, legal studies, psychology, and African American Studies, and will serve as a reference for researchers who wish to utilize a progressive theoretical approach to study social control, policing, and the criminal justice system.
The Blues Cry for a Revolution by Rashaun J. AllenAward-winning Poet and Writer, Rashaun J. Allen's The Blues Cry For A Revolution is a poetry collection that navigates systemic oppression black victims, watchers, and resisters face in the United States. The versatile collection serves not only as a voice for those who have suffered and a mirror to those who ignore reality, but also a message of bravery. Despite the harsh imagery, there is a call for a younger generation to persevere and overcome adversity.
Don't Abdicate the Throne by Lisa Brooks GreauxDon't Abdicate the Throne offers pragmatic and actionable advice for those trying to navigate the corporate world without a blueprint or basic guidance. Citing pivotal moments from her own journey, author Lisa Brooks-Greaux shares tips young women can use in both their careers and their lives. More importantly, she urges women of all ages to find the courage to take healthy risks, take control of their lives, and stop relinquishing power. What counts as experience? How do I know I'm on the right career path? Should I get a mentor? How do I even do that? What questions should I be asking the first week on the job? How do I ask for the resources I need? How do I ask for anything? Don't Abdicate the Throne answers these questions and more for any woman who wants to navigate her career, have a seat at the table, and regain her power.