It's a Crime: Women and Justice / Edition 3

It's a Crime: Women and Justice / Edition 3

by Roslyn Muraskin, Roslyn Muraskin
     
 

This timely anthology explores the legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives involving women and criminal justice. Sexual crimes, female victims,experiences and societal reactions to sexual violence and issues of privacy are covered. Includes 28 new chapters, including-e.g., on slave women, affirmative action, and women and AIDS. Examines the historical… See more details below

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This timely anthology explores the legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives involving women and criminal justice. Sexual crimes, female victims,experiences and societal reactions to sexual violence and issues of privacy are covered. Includes 28 new chapters, including-e.g., on slave women, affirmative action, and women and AIDS. Examines the historical and contemporary roles of women through the contributions of the law. Explores various aspects of gender issues, including sex roles, sex differences and concepts of masculinity and femininity. For professionals in the criminal justice and legal fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130482006
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/24/2002
Series:
Prentice Hall's Women in Criminal Justic
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1"Ain't I a woman?"2
Ch. 2Taming women and nature : the criminal justice system and the creation of crime in Salem Village13
Ch. 3Feminist theories : are they needed?31
Ch. 4"Mule-headed slave women refusing to take foolishness from anybody" : a prelude to future accommodation, resistance, and criminality44
Ch. 5Perpetrators and victims : maternal filicide and mental illness66
Ch. 6Postpartum syndrome and the legal system103
Ch. 7The effects of specialized supervision on women probationers : an evaluation of the POWER program127
Ch. 8Abortion : is it a right to privacy or compulsory childbearing?146
Ch. 9Fatal attraction in Arizona : Glenn Close on trial?160
Ch. 10The crime of rape181
Ch. 11Forced sexual intercourse in dating : testing a model187
Ch. 12Guiding philosophies for rape crisis centers217
Ch. 13The historical role of and views toward victims and the evolution of prosecution policies in domestic violence226
Ch. 14The impact of law enforcement policies on victims of intimate partner violence238
Ch. 15The limitations of current approaches to domestic violence261
Ch. 16When the victim recants : the impact of expert witness testimony in prosecution of battering cases277
Ch. 17Beyond shelter : expanding spheres of influence for reducing violence against women - a case study of Hubbard House in Jacksonville, Florida290
Ch. 18Resistance, compliance, and the climate of violence : understanding battered women's contacts with police299
Ch. 19Battered immigrant women's domestic violence dynamics and legal protections314
Ch. 20Sexual harassment and the law : violence against women333
Ch. 21Legal and social welfare response to substance abuse during pregnancy : recent developments346
Ch. 22Living and dying with HIV/AIDS : the "inside" experience of women in prison363
Ch. 23Women, AIDS, and the criminal justice system379
Ch. 24Systemic white racism and the brutalization of executed black women in the United States394
Ch. 25African American Ph.D. women in criminal justice higher education : equal impact or the myth of equality?444
Ch. 26Factors affecting the internal and external relationships of African-American policewomen within an urban police department452
Ch. 27Victims of domestic stalking : a comparison of black and white females470
Ch. 28The daily adult interactive learning experience program : evaluating the needs of lower-functional female adult offenders in prison484
Ch. 29Disparate treatment in correctional facilities : women incarcerated493
Ch. 30From the inside : patterns of coping and adjustment among women in prison507
Ch. 31"Love doesn't solve all problems" : incarcerated women and their significant others528
Ch. 32Women in prison : vengeful equity542
Ch. 33The reentry process for women564
Ch. 34Dying to get out : the execution of females in the post-Furman era of the death penalty in the United States572
Ch. 35Women on death row592
Ch. 36Home confinement and intensive supervision as unsafe havens : the unintended consequences for women608
Ch. 37The impact of women on the police subculture626
Ch. 38Women in state policing : an assessment637
Ch. 39Early policing in the United States : "help wanted - women need not apply!"651
Ch. 40Who's afraid of Johnny Rotten? : assessing female correctional staff's perceived fear and risk of victimization in a juvenile male institution661
Ch. 41From the bassinet to the bar : the effect of motherhood on women's advancement in the legal profession679
Ch. 42The dislike of female offenders among correctional officers : a need for specialized training689
Ch. 43Women on the bench : mavericks, peacemakers, or something else? : research questions, issues, and suggestions707
Ch. 44Three strikes and it's women who are out : the hidden consequences for women of criminal justice policy reforms723
Ch. 45Femmes fatales : the evolution and significance of female involvement in terrorist networks and suicide bombings736
Ch. 46Women's attitudes toward the threat of terror758
Ch. 47Images of serial murderers among college students765
Ch. 48The impact of gender on juvenile justice decisions782
Ch. 49Developing gender-specific services for delinquency prevention : understanding risk and resiliency792
Ch. 50Gender differences in delinquency career types and the transition to adult crime820

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