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Title Inequality, crime, and health among African American males / edited by Marino A. Bruce and Darnell F. Hawkins
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 235 pages)
Series Research in race and ethnic relations, 0195-7449 ; volume 20
Research in race and ethnic relations ; v. 20. 0195-7449
Contents Prelims -- Introduction to volume 20 -- A social ecological framework of inmate health: implications for blackwhite health disparities -- The relationship between health, cigarette smoking and criminal justice contact among African Americans -- The sexual health of African american and white men: does former incarceration status matter? -- "Maybe it was something wrong with me": on the psychiatric pathologization of black men -- Suicide among young African American males -- Life under the veil: homicide in black America Before, during, and after the drop in US crime -- Gendered racism is a key to explaining and addressing police-involved shootings of unarmed black men in America -- The matter of lives underneath black male skin: using theory and media to explore the case of "justifiable homicides" for black males -- Solidarity, double consciousness, and collective emotion work: understanding negative black health outcomes resulting from systemic police terror -- Framing physicality and public safety: a study of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson -- Index
Summary Imprisonment, homicide, non-lethal assault and other crime, chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, suicide, and accidents all contribute to the much wider gap in the community-level sex ratios found among African Americans compared to those observed found among other ethnic and racial groups in the United States. This wide array of causes and correlates of African American male mortality, disability, and confinement suggests an area in need of interdisciplinary inquiry that examines the intersection between public health and public safety. Health analysts and social scientists across many disciplines have studied the disproportionately high levels of disease, disability, premature death, and exposure to the criminal justice system in African Americans communities extensively. To date, there has been little overlap between the diverse literatures even though the very same factors leading to crime and punishment among African American males often contribute to their poor physical and mental health profiles. This book addresses this omission by including chapters exploring the multifaceted dimensions of the varied disadvantages faced by African American males. Authors draw from an array of theoretical and methodological frameworks to illustrate how poor outcomes and sharp disparities among individuals and communities can be linked to the interplay of multiple factors operating at multiple levels. This volume is a useful resource for serious scholars and makers of public policy who seek to understand the causal interplay among economic and racial inequality, gender, crime, punishment, and health outcomes among all African Americans
Notes Includes index
Subject African American prisoners -- Mental health services.
African Americans -- psychology.
Mental Health.
African American prisoners -- Mental health services.
Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies.
Social Science -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Bruce, Marino A. (Marino Anton), editor.
Hawkins, Darnell Felix, 1946- editor.
ISBN 1786350513