By Ruth Chigwada-Bailey
An incisive account of ways the a number of negative aspects of race, gender and sophistication come jointly to create deeper degrees of discrimination and unfair therapy within the felony method. Written by way of one of many UK's best girls commentators during this box, who has came upon a robust area of interest in gender and discrimination experiences.
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2) has so cogently argued: 'so many black people have been raised to believe that th~re is just so much that you should -not talk about, not in private and not in public'. The reporting of sexual abuse in black communities generates fear of reprisals and could incur marginalization or even exclusion from families and communities (Bernard, 1997). g. Southall Black Sisters represent Asian women's points of view. Inessential Woman (1988), Spelman E, Beacon Press, Boston, USA. Voices Unheard 37 black people may feel alienated from law enforcement (Mama, 1993; Mtezuka, 1996).
Such information as he considers expedient for the purposes of ... facilitating the performance by [people engaged in the administration of criminal justice] of their duty to avoid discriminating against any person on the ground of race, sex or any other improper ground. But a deal remains to be done to build on the training and monitoring that now take place and on the changed working practices that have been introduced. In particular, discrimination at the start of the criminal justice process may impact at a later stage, when it may be compounded by further unequal treatment.
In feminist criminology, as in the dominant culture, woman is mostly white and socio-economically privileged. Spelman comments: The real problem has been that feminist theory has confused the condition of one group of women with the condition of all ... l 3 BLACK MOTHERS The way women deal with cases of sexual abuse in the family is influenced by race. Bernard points out that feminist literature reveals a paucity of work addressing the specificity of black mothers' experiences. A criticism that could be levelled against much feminist work is that it has typically focused on the experiences of white mothers, from which generalisations are made to all mothers.
Black women's experiences of criminal justice : race, gender and class : a discourse on disadvantage by Ruth Chigwada-Bailey