"Her new book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation
, is a critical examination and re-examination of several of the issues Richie has been writing about and working on for many years: prisons, the criminal legal/justice system, and the particular vulnerabilities of women and African-American women in particular as they operate at the intersection of what Richie and many other scholars point to as a profoundly racist and misogynistic system."-Yasmin Nair,Windy City Times
"Required reading for anyone interested in violence against women, black feminist theory, mass incarceration, or the welfare state. Essential for all levels/libraries."-CHOICE,
"I hope all activists and scholars -- women of color and white women, young and old -- read this book and from it, learn how stacked the system is against women of color, especially poor women"- Women's Review of Books ,
"This book provokes outrage and affords insight"-American Studies,
“No one writes with passion like Beth Richie to convey the degree of danger the most marginalized women in our country are in. If there is one book you read to understand better why poor Black women are in continual danger—and several suggested ways of thinking about changing these conditions, then this is the book to read.”-Natalie J. Sokoloff,editor of The Criminal Justice System and Women
About the Author
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.