Advancing Social Equity: Examining the Impact of Gender, Place, and Race on Criminal Justice Administration in Alabama

Authors

  • Regina Moorer Alabama State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20899/jpna.7.2.283-292

Keywords:

Criminal Justice, Intersectionality, Recidivism, Re-Entry, Social Equity

Abstract

This article explores how the intersections of gender, place, and race impact the socially equitable application of criminal justice administration in Alabama. Specifically, most re-entry programs fail to address the varied and unique post-carceral needs of Black women. As such, this work examines the obstacles and opportunities for non-profit re-entry program administrators who seek to uphold the civil and human rights of Black women and highlights best practices in providing meaningful re-entry and reintegration services to women from historically under-resourced communities. Using social equity’s theoretical principles in criminal justice, this article spotlights Alabama’s re-entry programs and explores what occurs at the juncture of social equity, community-based criminal justice administration, and recidivism; this article also illustrates the interconnectedness of these three concepts.

Author Biography

Regina Moorer, Alabama State University

Regina Moorer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science at Alabama State University. In this role, she teaches several political science courses. Her work focuses on race and gender’s influence on policy and women of color’s political experiences.

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Published

2021-08-01

Issue

Section

Social Equity Section