Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: Contemporary Perspectives (Original Essays)

Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: Contemporary Perspectives (Original Essays)

by Claire M. Renzetti, Lynne Goodstein

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Feminist criminologists have added new perspectives to what has been a male-dominated field. Renzetti (sociology, St. Joseph's U., Philadelphia) and Goodstein (formerly women studies, Penn. State, now a dean at Simmons College, Boston) have brought together 19 studies by women in public service and academics in administration of justice, sociology, psychology, and women's studies in a useful undergraduate text (each chapter includes an abstract, discussion questions, and bibliography). The topics covered include juvenile justice, gangs, theoretical explanations of women's crime, crime trends, corrections, policing, substance abuse, corporate violence against women, violence against women as a human rights issue, and the intersection of gender and race in criminal offending and criminal justice prosecuting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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