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A Critical Legal Study of Solutions to Domestic Violence Among Black Male-female Couples

Criminology Studies S. v. 16

By (author) Willa Mae Hemmons
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Mar 2002
Dimensions: w 159mm h 235mm d 13mm
Weight: 431g
ISBN-10: 0773472827
ISBN-13: 9780773472822
Barcode No: 9780773472822
Synopsis
This work is based on real-life cases from courts relating to how justice is applied to Black men and women. It illustrates how the law works differentially to fulfill the aims of the greater society as opposed to those it is purported to serve. The demographic features of race and class undermine the specified purposes of the law and interfere with its original functions when invoked to protect the African-American female. When directed at the African-American male, it serves a divisive function which further alienates him from both society and family.

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