Women and the Criminal Justice System: Gender, Race, and Class

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Women and the Criminal Justice System: Gender, Race, and Class

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Description

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 #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, and the fight to reduce mass incarceration. The text stresses contemporary topics such as recognition of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in juvenile and adult facilities; the introduction of trauma-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.

Keywords

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

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780367774967

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

City

New York City, NY

Department

Department of Social Work

Department

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Disciplines

Anthropology | Criminology | Social Justice | Social Work | Sociology

Object Description

1 vol. (XXI-480 p.) ; 27 cm.

Copyright

©2021 Routledge, New York

Language

en

Women and the Criminal Justice System: Gender, Race, and Class

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