African American Females and Domestic Violence

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Subject: LCSH

Family violence, African American women, Socioeconomic status


Criminology and Criminal Justice


This article compares rates of domestic violence among African American females to those of other populations. Tamborra explores socioeconomic factors that must be considered along with race. Cultural or historical influences affect how African-American females use or hesitate to use law enforcement, shelters, court advocacy, counseling and community programs when they are affected by domestic violence.


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Tamborra, Tracy. African American females and domestic violence. In Jones-Brown, Delores D., Beverly D. Frazier, and Marvie Brooks, eds. 2014. African Americans and criminal justice: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood Press, pp. 170-173. ISBN: 9780313357169