The Crimes Women Commit: The Punishments They Receive

The Crimes Women Commit: The Punishments They Receive

by Rita J. Simon, Heather Ahn-Redding
     
 

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In the last 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

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In the last 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 became 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 women as sole caretakers of children and trends in how female crime statistics are reported. This text is an essential tool for teachers and researchers within criminology and criminal justice, as well as those within the broader fields of sociology, psychology, and economics.

Editorial Reviews

Neil Gilbert
Rita Simon and Heather Ahn-Redding deliver a detailed and nuanced picture of the changing character of women's involvement in the criminal justice system since the early 1970s. Their balanced and probing analysis of the most recent data offers fresh insights into the crimes women commit, how they are treated by the courts, and how they fare in the prisons. This landmark work is must reading for anyone interested in female crime patterns over the last 35 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739110072
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/11/2005
Series:
Global Perspectives on Social Issues Series
Edition description:
3rd
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Juvenile Justice Systems (with Paola Zalkind, Lexington Books, 2004), and Adoption Across Borders (with Howard Altstein, Rowman and Littlefield, 2000). Heather Ahn-Redding is a Doctoral candidate in Justice, Law, and Society at American University.

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