Arrested Justice: Race, Gender Violence and the Crisis of Mass Incarceration

March 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Webster 203 Add to Calendar

Beth E. Richie, PhD is Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Richie is an activist-scholar who has been engaged in the women’s anti-violence movement for over 25 years, focusing her work primarily on African Americans, women of color, queer and other communities at the margins of society.

Author of Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women (Routledge), Dr. Richie posits that Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. In her latest book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation (NYU Press), Richie argues that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating through case studies how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have influenced both activism in the U.S.-based movement to end violence against women, as well as the gendered, raced, classed structure and "build-up" of the U.S. prison-industrial complex.

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Sociology, Mānoa Campus

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