Women and the Criminal Justice System
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|No. of pages:||502 pages|
|Illustrations:||1 Illustrations, black & white; 1 Line drawings, black & white; 9 Tables, black & white|
This book presents an up-to-date analysis of women as victims of crime, as individuals under justice system supervision, and as professionals in the field.
This book presents an up-to-date analysis of women as victims of crime, as individuals under justice system supervision, and as professionals in the field. The text features an empowerment approach that is unified by underlying themes of the intersection of gender, race, and class; and evidence-based research. Personal narratives supplement research and statistics to help students connect the text material with real-life situations.
This new edition is informed by consideration of major ongoing social movements such as
Preface; Part I: Introduction; 1. Theoretical Perspectives on Women and the Criminal Justice System; Part II: Female Crime and Delinquency; 2. Women, Girls, and Crime; 3. Gender-Specific Programming for Female Offenders; 4. Delinquency Across the Life Course; Part III: Drug Addiction, Prison, and Restoration; 5. Women, Substance Abuse, and Criminal Justice; 6. The Prison Environment; 7. Restorative Justice for Female Victims and Offenders; Part IV: Women as Victims and Survivors; 8. Sexual Assault and Rape; 9. Wife and Partner Abuse; 10. Women?s Victimization: Global Perspectives, Co-Authored with Dheeshana Jayasundara; Part V: Women as Professionals; 11. Women in Law Enforcement; 12. Women in the Legal Profession; 13. Women in Corrections; 14. Summary and Trends for the Future
-informed care in detention centers and prisons; the criminalization of Black girls and women; the effects of an increasingly militarized police culture; and the contributions of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other influential women. With its emphasis on critical thinking, this text is ideal for undergraduate courses concerning women in the justice system.