Women and Justice: It's a Crime / Edition 5

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It’s a Crime: Women and Justice, Fifth Edition , is an all-inclusive work on women and issues of justice. The most complete text available, it compiles over 35 essays that explore issues such as: the history of women’s issues; women and the law; women and violence; women and health problems; gender and race, women and prison; women and criminal justice professions; women and terrorism; and girls and delinquency. Written by Roslyn Muraskin and leading scholars in the field, this edition highlights over twenty-two new essays and presents a thought-provoking dialogue concerning the major issues women face in the criminal justice system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135120897
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 583,794
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Historical development of women’s issues

Chapter 1 “Ain’t I a Woman?”

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 2 Feminist Theories

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 3 A Contextual History of Black Women Executions: a Chronicle of Resistance to Systemic Gendered Racism

David v. Baker


Women and the Law

Chapter 4 Mothers, Children and Crime: The Role of Parenting in Women’s Desistance after Incarceration

Venezia Michalsen

Chapter 5 Perpetrators and Victims: Maternal Filicide and Mental Illness

Stacey L. Shipley

Chapter 6 Postpartum Syndromes and the Legal System

Cheryl L. Meyer and Tara C. Proano-Raps

Chapter 7 Listening to Women’s Voices: Considering why Mothers Kill their Children

Cheryl L. Meyer and Cindy E. Weisbart

Chapter 8 Lives in Transition: A Needs Assessment of Women Exiting from Prostitution

Stacy L. Mallicoat

Chapter 9 Abortion: Is It a Right of Privacy or Compulsory Childbearing?

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 10 Murdering for Motherhood: A New Breed of Female Murderers

Etta F. Morgan

Chapter 11 Trafficking in Women

Ann Janette Alejanno Steele and Liying Li

Chapter 12 Human Trafficking of Young Women and Girls for Sexual Exploitation

Thozama Lutya



Chapter 13 Women: Second Class Citizens?

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 14 It’s not Sex, it’s Rape

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 15 Explaining Fear of Crime as Fear of Rape Among College Females: An Examination of Multiple Campuses in the United States

Rhonda R. Dobbs, Courtney Waid & Tara O’Connor Shelley

Chapter 16 National Crime Survey and Rape

Helen Eigenberg

Chapter 17 Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence? (IPV)

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 18 Older Battered women: Telling the Stories of Four Women who live with IPV for Twenty Years or More

Suzanne Faries Lowe and Laura J. Moriarty

Chapter 19 Sexual Harassment: Part of the Continuum of Violence against Women

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 20 Female Victims and Cyberstalking Legislation

Janice Joseph


Women Incarcerated

Chapter 21 Disparate Treatment of Women: Historical Overview

Roslyn Muraskin

Chapter 22 Gender and Corrections: Comparing Facilities and Programs

Alana Van Gundy

Chapter 23 Three Strikes and Its Women Who are Out: The Hidden Consequences for Women of Criminal Justice Policy Reforms

Mona J.E. Danner

Chapter 24 Behind the Walls of Injustice: Assessing the Impact of Maternal Incarceration on Women and Children

Zina T. McGee, Whytnee Foriest, Kdari Taylor-Watson, Amanda red, Tiffany and Brittany Kirkland

Chapter 25 Witnessing through Memoir: A Restorative Justice Tool

Erika Duncan

Chapter 26 Female Recidivists Speak about their Experience in Drug Court while Engaging in Appreciative Inquiry

Michael Fischer, Brenda Geiger and Mary Ellen Hughes

Chapter 27 Mentally Ill Women in Jails: Asylums for the Invisible

Rosemary Guido and Lanette Dalley

Chapter 28 Doing HIV/AIDS “time” : Healthcare needs of Women Prisoners

Barbara H. Zaitzow and Mark M. Lanier

Chapter 29 Women’s Re-entry Experiences: Resources from Network Relationships

Hoan N. Bui

Chapter 30 Women on Death row

Etta F. Morgan


Women and Criminal Justice Professions

Chapter 31 Early Policing in the United States: “Help Wanted — Women Need Not Apply”

Martin L. O’Connor

Chapter 32 The Policies of United States Police Departments: Equal Access, Equal Treatment?

Corine Schulze

Chapter 33 A Paler Shade of Blue: Women and the Police Subculture

Kim M. Lersch and Thomas Bazley

Chapter 34 The Career Trajectories of Female Police Executives

Cara Rabe-Hemp

Chapter 35 The Dislike of Female Offenders Among Correctional Officers: A Need for Specialized Training

Christine E. Rasche

Chapter 36 Women in the Legal Profession: Challenges for the 21st Century

Jody Clay-Warner, Jennifer McMahon-Howard & Katie James


A Note on Women and Terrorism

Chapter 37 Women’s Attitudes Toward the Threat of Terror

Ramona Brockett, Jonathan C. Odo, & Peter Ezekwenna

Conclusions and a Look to the Future

Roslyn Muraskin

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