African-American Males Research Paper by hicaliber

African-American Males
An analysis of the incidence of affective disorders, incarceration and substance abuse among African-American males.
# 93716 | 1,025 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper analyzes the correlation between affective disorders, substance abuse and involvement in the criminal justice system among African-American males. The paper discusses the incidence of incarceration, substance abuse and affective disorders individually and then it discusses patterns between the three issues.

Table of Contents:
High Incarceration Rates Among African Males
High Incidence Untreated Affective Disorders Depression/Anxiety
Mandated Sentences Equal Tougher Sentences on AM Males
Perception of Traumatic Events in Urban African Males
Part II - Drug Abuse and Crime Activity

Sample of Sources Used:

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