The Crimes Women Commit: The Punishments They Receive / Edition 3

The Crimes Women Commit: The Punishments They Receive / Edition 3

by Rita J. Simon, Heather Ahn-Redding
     
 

ISBN-10: 073911008X

ISBN-13: 9780739110089

Pub. Date: 02/03/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

In the past thirty years, women and crime has become a major intellectual and professional specialty. The Crimes Women Commit: The Punishments They Receive represents the third edition of Women in Crime, a classic in the field by Rita J. Simon first published in 1975. This revised and updated edition takes advantage of the fact that women are more represented

Overview

In the past thirty years, women and crime has become a major intellectual and professional specialty. The Crimes Women Commit: The Punishments They Receive represents the third edition of Women in Crime, a classic in the field by Rita J. Simon first published in 1975. This revised and updated edition takes advantage of the fact that women are more represented in official crime statistics today than they have been at any time since systemic national data has been available. Rita J. Simon and Heather Ahn-Redding present the most current demographic data and updates of the arrest, conviction, and prison statistics reported in the first and second editions as they examine issues such as women's labor force participation, the percentage of female-headed households in which women are the caretakers of young children, as well as trends in how female crime statistics are reported. This classic text will become an essential tool for teachers and researchers within criminology and criminal justice, and among the subfields within sociology, psychology, and economics, where research on women who commit crimes has grown into a major area of interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739110089
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/03/2005
Series:
Global Perspectives on Social Issues Series
Edition description:
3rd
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Women and Crime in Review Chapter 3 The Contemporary Women's Movement Chapter 4 American Women: Their Demographic and Status Characteristics Chapter 5 Arrest Statistics Chapter 6 Women in Court Chapter 7 Women in Prison Chapter 8 Epilogue

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