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Race, Neighborhood Danger, and Coping Strategies among Female Probationers and Parolees

Research suggests that individuals on probcobbinaation and parole typically reside in impoverished neighborhoods affected by multiple forms of socioeconomic disadvantage. These neighborhoods are often extremely segregated, resulting in the concentration of deleterious effects, including crime, on communities of color, especially African Americans. Dr. Cobbina and colleagues build on previous research by examining how Black and White female offenders negotiate neighborhood crime in distressed communities. Using a mixed-methods approach, their findings suggest that perceptions of neighborhood safety, crime, and strategies to avoid offending are different for Black and White women and are related to neighborhood context.
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