Women and the Criminal Justice System

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Women and the Criminal Justice System

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This text examines the various roles of women in the criminal justice system within a social context in which women are oppressed. It emphasizes 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.

The text examines the following three roles of women in criminal justice: Women as victims of crimes; Women as criminals convicted and sentenced for crimes; and, Women as workers in various agencies in the criminal justice system.--From the publisher.

Keywords

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

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780205482184

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Pearson Allyn and Bacon

City

Boston, MA

Department

Department of Social Work

Comments

Second Edition

Object Description

xvii, 407 pages ; 24 cm

Language

EN

Women and the Criminal Justice System

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