Substance Abuse and African-American Males
An examination of the relationship between substance abuse among African-American males and the criminal justice system.
# 68977 | 1,190 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Sep 25, 2006 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Sociology (General) , African-American Studies (General)
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This paper examines how there appears to be some correlation between substance abuse among African-American males and their representation in the criminal justice system. It provides a literature review to show that African-American males are greatly overrepresented in the statistical data of the criminal justice system. It also reviews theoretical models such as the Social Development model and the Developmental Pathways model.
From the Paper:"Poverty is termed "an assault on a child's self-esteem" (Prothrow-Stith, 1991) and this in combination with "single parents families often lead to resentment and anger in young men. Young black males in the impoverished underclass often grow to manhood robbed of their pride and self-esteem. It is related that the investigation of the effects of the socio-economic underclass is the focus of many studies and has been so since the early 1990's. A great deal of research exist that links substance abuse with certain developmental risk factors. Some of these factors are poor parenting skills, as well adversity in family or environmental condition."
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