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

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ISBN13: 9780205294572
ISBN: 020529457X
Published: May 2000
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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Contents:
Each chapter includes 'Summary.' I.INTRODUCTION.
1.Gender, Patriarchy, and Social Control. The Study of Crime and the Male Perspective. Feminist Theories. Oppression, Patriarchal Society, and the Criminal Justice System. Gender, Class, and Race and Women in the Criminal Justice System. The Empowerment Perspective. II.WOMEN CRIMINALS.
2.Women in Crime. Explanations of Female Crime. Extent and Nature of Female Crime. Women and Drug Offenses.
3.The Prison Environment. History of the Womens Place. The Population Profile. Prison Structure. Attitudes toward Women in Prison. Degrading Practices. Inmate Litigation. Women on Death Row. Innovative Programs. III.WOMEN AS VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS.
4.Rape. Historical Overview. Prevalence. Impact of the Mass Media. Types of Rape. Criminal Justice Response. Psychological Trauma. Treatment and Empowerment.
5.Wife and Partner Abuse. Historical Overview. Nature and Scope of the Problem. Dynamics of Intimate Abuse. Marital Rape. Murder-Suicide. Women Who Kill Their Husbands/Partners. Theories of Partner Abuse. The Substance Abuse Connection. The Psychology of Male Abuse. Criminal Justice Process. Human Rights Issues. Empowerment. IV.WOMEN AS PROFESSIONALS.
6.Women in Law Enforcement. A History of Women in Policing. Comparison of Male and Female Officers Job Performance. Gender, Race, and Culture. Success in a Different Career Path. Legal Protections.
7.Women in the Legal Profession. Patriarch Nature of the World of Law. History of Women in Law. Law School Socialization. Patriarchal Nature of the World of Law. Legal Practice: Struggles in a Mans World. Race, Class, and Gender. Mass Media Images. Strengths of Women Attorneys. Significance of Womens Entrance into the Law.
8.Women in Corrections. History of Women in Corrections. Women Probation Officers. Women Wardens. The Correctional Counselor. The Female Correctional Officer.
9.Summary and New Directions for the Future. Theme of Gender, Class, and Race. Theme of Multiple Oppression of Gender, Class, and Race. Theme of Male-Oriented Social Construction of Knowledge. Importance of Social Context. Empowerment of Women Involved with the Justice System. Future Trends.