Women in the Criminal Justice System / Edition 3

Women in the Criminal Justice System / Edition 3

by Clarice Feinman
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ABC-CLIO, Incorporated


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Women in the Criminal Justice System / Edition 3

This third edition provides thoroughly updated information on the status of women in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system, from incarcerated women to professionals in the legal, law enforcement, and correctional fields. While concentrating on the present, Clarice Feinman traces changes in theories, goals, practices, and policies concerning women of different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds—be they offenders, professionals, or reformers—since 1800, with a focus on why changes occurred. This unique text is an important tool for filling gaps in information, continuity, and understanding of issues affecting women in the up-hill battle to transform this male-dominated system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275944865
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/1994
Edition description: 3rd ed
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

CLARICE FEINMAN is Professor of Law and Justice at Trenton State College, New Jersey. She has been director of a rehabilitation program at the New York City Correctional Institution for Women and consultant/instructor to the New Jersey Department of Corrections Training Academy. Dr. Feinman is the founder and former editor of the international and interdisciplinary journal Women & Criminal Justice. She is the editor of The Criminalization of a Woman's Body (1992) and Criminal Justice Politics and Women: The Aftermath of Legally Mandated Change (with C. Schweber, 1985).

Table of Contents



Women's Role and Place: A Historic Debate

Women Criminals

Women and Crime: Myths and Realities

Women in Prisons and Jails

Women Professionals

Women in Law Enforcement

Women in the Legal Profession

Women in Corrections


Women in the Criminal Justice System: Concluding Observations

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