Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations / Edition 2

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Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on women’s justice work roles over the past 40 years.

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Editorial Reviews

Sue Carter Collins
"Martin and Jurik provide a clear body of evidence illuminating the gendered nature of criminal justice occupations. Of the multitude of feminist works on this topic, this is one of the best analyses available. "


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412927215
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Women in the Criminal Justice System Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Ehrlich Martin recently retired from government after 15 years as a program director at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Prior to that, she directed several research studies at the Police Foundation and the National Research Council. Her previous and continuing research interests focus on women's problems as workers, victims, and substance abusers. Her other books include Breaking and Entering: Police Women on Patrol (University of California Press, 1980) and On the Move: The Status of Women in Policing (Police Foundation, 1990).

Nancy Jurik is a sociologist and professor in the School of Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She has published research articles in the areas of gender and work, professionalization, changing workplace organizations, self-employment, and economic development programs. She has also published Bootstrap Dreams: U.S. Microenterprise Development in an Era of Welfare Reform (Cornell University Press, 2005).

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
1. Introduction: Changes in Criminal Justice, Occupations, and Women in the Workplace
The CJS: Mission, Processes, and Workforce
Historical Context of Women in Justice Occupations
Legal Changes
Systemic Reforms and Expanded Opportunities for Women
Women and Today's Justice Occupations
Contents of the Second Edition of This Book
A Note on Perspective and Terminology
2. Explanations for Gender Inequality in the Workplace
Categorical Approaches to Gender Inequality at Work
Challenging Gender Dichotomies: Gender as Process
Our Approach: The Social Construction of Gender in the Workplace
Doing Gender in Work Organizations
3. The Nature of Police Work and Women's Entry Into Law Enforcement
An Historical Overview: From Matron to Chief
The Increasing Representation of Women in Police Work
The Nature of Policing: Scope of Work and Occupational Culture
The Police Culture and Men's Opposition to Women Officers
Barriers to Women Officers: Interaction, Ideology, and Images
4. Women Officers Encountering the Gendered Police Organization
Gendered Organizational Logic: Policies and Practices
Doing Gender on the Street: Dilemmas of Police-Citizen Encounters
Women's Response: Adaptations, Costs, and Survival Strategies
5. Women Entering the Legal Profession: Change and Resistance
Historical Overview: Barriers to Women in Law Before 1970
Changing Laws and Job Queues: Opening Legal Practice to Women
Lawyers' Jobs, Specialties, and the Division of Legal Labor
Gendered Legal Occupational Culture and Barriers to Women
6. The Organizational Logic of the Gendered Legal World and Women Lawyers' Response
Gender Bias in Law School and Its Impact on the Learning Environment
Gender Bias in the Firm, Office, and Agency
The Impact of Gender Bias on Women Attorneys in Court and Beyond
Organizational Logic and Limiting Opportunity Structures
Women's Responses to Gender Bias: Adaptation and Innovation
7. Women in Corrections: Advancement and Resistance
History of Women in Corrections: 1860s to 1960s
Social Change and Changing Queues for Women COs in the 1970s
Women's Movement Into CO Jobs in Men's Prisons: 1970s to Present
Characteristics of Women COs in Men's Prisons
CO Jobs as a Resource for Doing Gender
Sites of Struggle: Gendered Interactions, Gendered Identities
8. Gendered Organizational Logic and Women CO Response
Gendered, Racialized, Sexualized, and Embodied Prison Organizations
Social Context and the Shifting Organizational Logic of Corrections
Prison Organizational Logic and Women's Careers
Women's Performance: Adaptation and Innovation
9. Doing Justice, Doing Gender Today and Tomorrow: Occupations, Organizations, and Change
Our Theoretical Approach: A Recap
Comparison of Opportunities, Barriers, and Women's Responses
Do Women Make a Difference?
Building Feminist Theory and Policy
List of Cases Cited
About the Authors

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