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Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Prologue Chapter 4 Preface Chapter 5 The American Black Male: Historical Concept; Black Perspective; Non-Black Perspective; Extreme Views; Complexity of Crime and Race; Profile of Black Male Offender in Federal Prison Chapter 6 Selective Explanations of Crime and Criminality: Theoretical Explanations: Classical Theories of Criminality; Biological Theories of Criminality; Psychological Theories of Criminality; Sociological Theories of Criminality; Empirical Explanatio Chapter 7 Frame of Reference and Methodology: Subcultural Influences; Methodology: Data Sources; The Setting; The Sample; A Brief Overview of the Federal Prison System; A Portrait of the Federal Prisoner; Mechanics of Inquiry; Conducting Research in Prison Chapter 8 Analysis and Conviction History, Socio-Demographics and Social Psychological Characteristics: Total Sample; Subgroup Analysis; Summary Chapter 9 Analysis of Personal Interviews: Repeat Drug Offenders and Mixed Multiple Offenders: Self-Concept and Identities; Life History Problems; Personal Relationship Problems; Life-Style; Patterns of Deviance and Attitudes; Reaction to the Criminal Just Chapter 10 Summary, Conclusions and Implications Chapter 11 References Chapter 12 Index

About the Author

Komanduri S. Murty holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Mississippi State University. He is Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Clark Atlanta University. Ashwin Vyas holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Texas. Vyas is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Criminal Justice, Clark Atlanta University. Angela Owens holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She is Case Management Coordinator for the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega, Alabama.

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