Consisting of original essays commissioned for the volume from leading scholars, as well as a number of recently published, important articles in the field, this anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which women affect and are affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Analysis is grounded in feminist scholarship and activism, and anchored in perspectives that orient women's crime, imprisonment, victimization, and survival in a race, class, and gender perspective.
* Indicates an article written explicitly for this editionPreface PART I: THEORIES AND FACTS ABOUT WOMEN OFFENDERS Web Sites - Women Offenders Introduction to PART I 1. Natalie J. Sokoloff, Barbara Raffel Price, and Jeanne Flavin, The Criminal Law and Women (updated) 2. Jeanne Flavin, Feminism for the Mainstream Criminologist: An Invitation 3. Jody Miller, Feminist Theory of Women's Crime: Robbery as a Case Study. 4. Emily Gaarder and Joanne Belknap, Tenuous Borders: Girls Transferred to Adult Courts 5. Darrell Steffensmeier and Jennifer Schwartz, Trends in Female Crime: Is Crime Still a Man's World?* 6. Darrell Steffensmeier and Jennifer Schwartz, Contemporary Explanations of Women's Crime* 7. Lisa Maher, A Reserve Army: Women and the Drug Market 8. Kamala Kempadoo, Prostitution and The Globalization of Sex Worker's Rights 9. Lynn Paltrow, The War on Drugs and the War on Abortion PART II: WOMEN AND PRISON Web Sites - Women Prisoners Introduction to PART II (and more...)