Open Access Thesis
African American prisoners -- Iowa, African American prisoners -- United States, Imprisonment -- Iowa, Imprisonment -- United States
A great deal of social scientific research has examined the overrepresentation of African Americans in the American criminal justice system. Many of these analyses have focused on racial disparities in sentencing, and the disproportionate confinement of African Americans in jails and prisons. While the overrepresentation of African Americans in the criminal justice system is indisputable, explanations for this condition are often complex and controversial.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Joe Gorton, Chair
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©2009 Kristen Laura Johnson
Johnson, Kristen Laura, "An analysis of state-by-state variations in African American incarceration rates" (2009). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1373.