How Public Perceptions Shape the Punishment of Black Girls

Project: Research project

Project Details


Black women represent one of America’s most active voting blocs. Yet, black women and girls represent the largest proportion of female prison inmates and the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system, respectively. My proposed project will investigate the punishment of black women and girls, the public perceptions that likely shape their punishment, and the potential consequences for democracy, making it the most comprehensive interdisciplinary study of these issues to date.
Effective start/end date10/1/209/30/22


  • American Political Science Association (Agmt. 09/09/20)


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