It's a Crime: Women and Justice / Edition 1

It's a Crime: Women and Justice / Edition 1

by Roslyn Muraskin, Alleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0139620516

ISBN-13: 9780139620515

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Prentice Hall

It’s a Crime: Women and Justice, Fourth Edition, is an all-inclusive work on women and issues of justice. The most complete, up-to-date text available, it compiles over 50 essays that explore issues such as: the history of women’s issues; women and the law; women and violence; women and health problems; gender and race, women and prison; women

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It’s a Crime: Women and Justice, Fourth Edition, is an all-inclusive work on women and issues of justice. The most complete, up-to-date text available, it compiles over 50 essays that explore issues such as: the history of women’s issues; women and the law; women and violence; women and health problems; gender and race, women and prison; women and criminal justice professions; women and terrorism; and girls and delinquency. Written by Rosalyn Muraskin and leading scholars in the field, this edition highlights over thirty new essays and presents a thought-provoking dialogue concerning the major tribulations women face in the criminal justice system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139620515
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. VARIETIES OF FEMINIST THOUGHT AND THEIR APPLICATION TO CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

1. Varieties of Feminist Thought and Their Application to Crime and Criminal Justice.

PART II. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S ISSUES.

2. Remember the Ladies.

3. Taming Women and Nature: The Criminal Justice System and the Creation of Crime in Salem Village.

PART III. WOMEN, DRUGS, AND AIDS.

4. Women, AIDS, and the Criminal Justice System.

5. The Criminalization of Pregnancy: Drugs, Alcohol, and AIDS.

6. Babies Born with Drug Addiction: Background and Legal Responses.

7. Mothers and Children, Drugs and Crack: Reactions to Maternal Drug Dependency.

8. Pregnant Substance Abusers: The New Female Offender.

PART IV. WOMEN AND POLICING.

9. A Perspective on Women in Policing.

10. Discrimination and Harassment: Litigation by Women in Policing.

PART V. WOMEN AND PRISONS.

11. Women's Prisons: Issues and Controversies.

12. Disparate Treatment in Correctional Facilities.

13. Female Guards in Men's Prisons.

14. Women's Prisons: Overcrowded and Overused.

15. Tenuous Connections: The Significance of Telephone Communication between Prisoners and Their Wives.

PART VI. ABORTION: A RIGHT TO PRIVACY?

16. Whose Body Is It Anyway? Psychological Effects of Fetal- Protection Policies.

17. Abortion: Is It Abortion or Compulsory Childbearing?

PART VII. WOMEN: VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE.

18. The Issue is Rape.

19. Battered Women Who Kill Their Abusers: Their Courtroom Battles.

20. Arrest Policies for Domestic Violence and Their Implications for Battered Women.

21. Women: Victims of Sexual Assault and Violence.

22. Fear of Crime Among Elderly Urban Women.

PART VIII. THE FAMILY.

23. The Female Delinquent: Another Look at the Role of the Family.

Conclusion.

Biographies of Editors.

Biographies of Contributors.

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