The Criminal Justice System and Women: Offenders, Victims, and Workers / Edition 2

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Overview

This book brings together outstanding feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines (including sociology, criminology, anthropology, history, etc.), who describe, explain, and challenge the criminal justice system and its treatment of women. It provides a comprehensive overview of how women both affect and are affected by crime and the criminal justice system. This book is unique in its attempt to critically evaluate the ways in which systematic interrelating social structures of class, race, and gender impact on women offenders caught in the criminal justice system, women victims and survivors of male violence, and women who work throughout the criminal justice system. The book is appropriate for upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. It is chock full of the latest research findings on many aspects of women offenders, victims and workers in the criminal justice system. This is done by means of original essays commissioned for the volume from leader scholars (especially criminologists and feminists), by selective replication of a number of recently published, important articles in the field, by providing extensive introductions to the four major sections of the book, and by the use of editorial comments and didactic questions at the beginning of each article.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070507791
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 455
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE:THEORIES AND FACTS ABOUT WOMEN OFFENDERS. Introduction. 1. Natalie J. Sokoloff and Barbara Raffel Price, The Criminal Law and Women. 2. Dorie Klein, The Etiology of Female Crime and An Afterword. 3. Eileen Leonard, Theoretical Criminology and Gender. 4. Gail Armstrong, Females Under the Law: 'Protected' but Unequal with An Afterword by Frances Bernat and Lynne Goodstein. 5. Meda Chesney-Lind, Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice: Toward a Feminist Theory of Young Women's Crime. 6. Darrell Steffensmeier, Trends in Female Crime: Is Crime Still A Man's World? 7. Meda Chesney-Lind, Rethinking Women's Imprisonment: A Critical Examination of Trends in Female Incarceration. 8. Coramae Richey Mann, Minority Women's Criminality. 9. Regina A. Arnold, Women of Color: Processes of Victimization and Criminalization of Black Women. 10. Lisa Maher and Richard Curtis, In Search of the Female Urban 'Gangsta': Change, Culture and Crack Cocaine. (and more...)
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