Race, Class, Gender and Crime
Book Review Assignment

Read two memoirs, Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoff Canada, and Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. Describe their experiences with the law, violence, drugs, the War on Drugs, and particularly in Kerman’s case, the criminal justice system.
In an essay of 4 pages, and using a sociological lens, examine the authors’ experience with violence, criminality, and/or drugs in American society. What structural conditions lead to the increase in drugs in Geoff Canada’s book? Why did Kerman become involved in drugs? Once she’s incarcerated, what does she learn about women who’ve committed drugs crimes?
Use APA style, 12 pt Times New Roman font, double space, with an Original title

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