Crime Control and Women: Feminist Implications of Criminal Justice Policy

Crime Control and Women: Feminist Implications of Criminal Justice Policy

by Susan L. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761907130

ISBN-13: 9780761907138

Pub. Date: 02/12/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Crime Control and Women reveals the current limitations of criminal justice policies that are oblivious to the impact they exert on citizens who vary by gender, race and/or social class. Feminist in perspective, the contributors to this volume share a common vision of hope that social change will result from social control and punishment that is just and human,

Overview

Crime Control and Women reveals the current limitations of criminal justice policies that are oblivious to the impact they exert on citizens who vary by gender, race and/or social class. Feminist in perspective, the contributors to this volume share a common vision of hope that social change will result from social control and punishment that is just and human, with commitments to prevention, education, and treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761907138
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
1.Three Strikes and It's Women Who Are Out: The Hidden Consequences for Women of Criminal Justice Policy Reforms1
Looking for Women3
Strike 1Off the Rolls6
Strike 2Jobs for Whom?8
Strike 3Family Values?10
Final Thoughts: An Every Woman's Issue11
2.Civil Forfeiture of Property: The Victimization of Women as Innocent Owners and Third Parties15
Case Selection18
Background18
The Innocent-Owner Gauntlet20
Discussion and Conclusion26
3.A Critical Look at the Idea of Boot Camp as a Correctional Reform32
Introduction: The Boot Camp Idea32
What Has Been Tried and What Works in Corrections?35
Military Boot Camps39
Stereotypes of Masculinity and Correctional Measures43
Alternative Models in Corrections46
4.Warnings to Women: Police Advice and Women's Safety in Britain52
Some Contextual Backgrounds53
A Methodological and Theoretical Approach for Analyzing Safety Advice56
Advising Caution: A Look at the Safety Advice57
Popularizing Danger: Media and Police Advice63
Concluding Remarks67
5.Gender, Class, and Race in Three High-Profile Crimes: The Cases of New Bedford, Central Park, and Bensonhurst72
New Bedford, Massachusetts: A Case of Gender Versus Ethnicity75
The Central Park Jogger: Introducing Class and Race Differences78
Bensonhurst: Similarities and Differences in a Homicide Case86
Conclusion90
6.The Tangled Web of Feminism and Community Policing95
Community Policing of the 1990s97
"Different-Voice" Perspectives and Justice Issues98
Policing as a Male Institution and Site of Gendered Action101
Barriers to Women as Police Officers: Moving Beyond Women, Children, and Typewriters102
Examining the Conflict Between Traditional Beliefs and Alternative Beliefs106
Conclusion108
7.The War on Drugs as a War Against Black Women113
Conceptual Framework114
A Closer Analysis of the Female Prisoner117
Gender, Race, and Criminal Justice System Practices119
The Need to Investigate the Effects of the Drug War on the Incarceration of Black Females121
8.Parenting Through Prison Walls: Incarcerated Mothers and Children's Visitation Programs130
Growth in the U.S. Female Prisoner Population131
The Impact of Mothers' Incarceration on Children132
The Impact of Incarceration on Mothers134
Parenting Classes and Mother-Children Visitation Programs136
Methodology137
Findings139
Conclusions147
9.Masculinities, Violence, and Communitarian Control151
Multiple Masculinities and Normal Violence152
Failures of Justice System Intervention153
Republican Criminology154
The Community Conference Strategy155
Community Conferences in the Regulatory Pyramid158
Community Conferences and the Pyramid as a Response163
Questions About the Conference-Pyramid Enforcement Model168
Conclusions172
10.Connecting the Dots: Women, Public Policy, and Social Control181
Controlling Women182
Feminism and Public Policy186
The Big Picture189
Index190
About the Authors198

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