The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice / Edition 3

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Overview

This text covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system. This is the only text to emphasize all three aspects.
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This study of women as offenders, victims, and workers in the criminal justice system focuses on descriptions of the lives and experiences of real women. Belknap (criminology, University of Colorado, Boulder) considers and critiques the treatment that the victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence receive, the hostile environments that female police officers and prison guards report, and the inhumane conditions endured by female prisoners. From both political and historical perspectives, Belknap explores how gender and gender differences intertwine with race, racism, class, and sexuality distinctions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495090557
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Series: Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime A
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 264,041
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A lifelong advocate for women's issues and a renowned scholar and researcher at the University of Colorado's department of Sociology, Joanne Belknap is both a powerful feminist and a talented analyst of the criminal justice system.

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Table of Contents

1 The emergence of gender in criminology 1
2 Critiquing criminological theories 31
3 The frequency and nature of female offending 95
4 Processing women and girls in the system 143
5 Incarcerating, punishing, and "treating" offending women and girls 177
6 The image of the female victim 237
7 Sexual victimization 266
8 Intimate partner abuse and stalking 319
9 Women working in prisons and jails 375
10 Women working in policing and law enforcement 407
11 Women working in the courts 437
12 Effecting change 468
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