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,

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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

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Three Strikes and It's Women Who Are Out: The Hidden Consequences for Women of Criminal Justice Policy Reforms1
2Civil Forfeiture of Property: The Victimization of Women as Innocent Owners and Third Parties15
3A Critical Look at the Idea of Boot Camp as a Correctional Reform32
4Warnings to Women: Police Advice and Women's Safety in Britain52
5Gender, Class, and Race in Three High-Profile Crimes: The Cases of New Bedford, Central Park, and Bensonhurst72
6The Tangled Web of Feminism and Community Policing95
7The War on Drugs as a War Against Black Women113
8Parenting Through Prison Walls: Incarcerated Mothers and Children's Visitation Programs130
9Masculinities, Violence, and Communitarian Control151
10Connecting the Dots: Women, Public Policy, and Social Control181
Index190
About the Authors198

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