The Invisible Woman; Gender, Crime, and Justice / Edition 1

The Invisible Woman; Gender, Crime, and Justice / Edition 1

by Joanne Belknap
     
 

In The Invisible Woman, author Joanne Belknap offers the definitive study of the disadvantages women in today's society face as offenders, victims, and workers in our criminal justice system. This book reflects the experiences of women in society in general and in the crime-processing system specifically, and offers precise explanations of feminist views and… See more details below

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In The Invisible Woman, author Joanne Belknap offers the definitive study of the disadvantages women in today's society face as offenders, victims, and workers in our criminal justice system. This book reflects the experiences of women in society in general and in the crime-processing system specifically, and offers precise explanations of feminist views and criminological theory. Belknap's exploration of women's visibility in our criminal justice system ranges from the women professionals working within the system to the women and girls caught up in the system as victims and offenders. From both a political as well as historical perspective, Belknap identifies the changes that have and have not happened for women. Moreover, she explores how gender and gender differences intertwine with race, racism, and class distinctions to reflect the unique experiences among women within a criminal "injustice" system. Throughout The Invisible Woman, Belknap infuses discussions with references to relevant research studies and current, publicly debated, cases to provide the most illuminating, comprehensive account available on women and crime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534158705
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IIntroduction
1Emergence of Gender in Criminology3
IIFemale Offending
2Critiquing Criminological Theories21
3The Frequency and Nature of Female Offending45
4Processing Female Offenders64
5Punishing and Treating Female Offenders91
IIIFemale Victims of Male Violence
6The Image of the Female Victim123
7Sexual Victimization139
8Battered Women169
IVWomen Workers
9Resistance to Change207
10On the Job231
VConclusions
11Effecting Change259

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