Books & Articles about Criminalization of Women of Color


  • Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Women by Beth Richie
  • Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation by Beth Richie
  • Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
  • Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment
  • Policing the National Body: Race, Gender and Criminalization in the United States
  • Race, Gender and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror by Jeanne Flavin
  • Class, Race, Gender and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America by Gregg Barak
  • Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women by Vikki Law
  • Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America by Jeanne Flavin
  • Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Nat Smith and Eric A. Stanley