Women and the Criminal Justice System

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Women and the Criminal Justice System

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Description

Women and the Criminal Justice System, third edition, has been thoroughly updated to reflect the continuing impact of globalization and economic insecurity on the criminal justice system, as well as the increasing feminization of poverty. The text examines the various roles of women in the criminal justice system within a social context in which women are oppressed. The authors introduce students to the empowerment approach, emphasizing gender and ethnic diversity along with the strengths of oppressed people, especially women of color. A wide range of issues are covered, including the rate of early childhood sexual abuse, victimization in female inmates, priest abuse of girls, female inmate rape by male prison guards, and obstacles for women lawyers achieving partnerships in their firms. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States; Women -- Drug use -- United States; Female offenders -- United States; Women prisoners -- United States;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780137008780

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Prentice Hall Press

City

Boston, MA

Department

Department of Social Work

Comments

Third Edition

Object Description

xix, 409 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

Language

EN

Women and the Criminal Justice System

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