It's a Crime

It's a Crime : Women and Justice

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For courses in Women and Justice, Women and Law, Gender and Law, and Women's Studies as well as courses in Sociology and History that deal with gender issues. Important and timely, this anthology explores the legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives involving women and criminal justice. It covers sexual crimes, female victims, experiences societal reactions to sexual violence, and issues of privacy.show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130113891
  • 9780130113894

Table of contents

Women and Justice, Roslyn Muraskin. I. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S ISSUES. 1. Remember the Ladies, Roslyn Muraskin. 2. Taming Women and Nature: The Criminal Justice System and the Creation of Crime in Salem Village, Nanci Koser Wilson. 3"Mule-Headed Slave Women Refusing to Take Foolishness from Anybody": A Prelude to Future Accommodation, Resistance, and Criminality, Laura T. Fishman. II. THE LEGAL SYSTEM. 4. Women on the Bench: Mavericks, Peacemakers, or Something Else? Research Questions, Issues, and Suggestions, Susan L. Miller and Michelle L. Meloy. 5. In Defense of Affirmative Action for Women in the Criminal Justice Professions, Alida V. Merlo, Kate Bagley, and Michele C. Bafuma. 6. Postpartum Syndromes: Disparate Treatment in the Legal System, Cheryl L. Meyer, Tara C. Proano, and James R. Franz. 7. The Legal System and Sexual Harassment, Roslyn Muraskin. III. WOMEN, DRUGS, AND AIDS. 8. Crack Mothers at 6: Prime-Time News, Crack/Cocaine, and Women, Drew Humphries. 9. Women, AIDS, and the Criminal Justice System, Joan Luxenburg and Thomas E. Guild. 10. The Legal Response to Substance Abuse during Pregnancy, Inger Sagatun-Edwards. 11. HIV Disease and Women Offenders, Arthur J. Lurigio, James A. Swartz, and Ciuinal Jones. IV. WOMEN IN PRISON. 12. Women in Prison: Vengeful Equity, Barbara Bloom and Meda Chesney-Lind. 13. The Pains of Imprisonment: Long Term Incarceration Effects on Women in Prison, Zina T. McGee. 14. Three Strikes and It's Women Who Are Out: The Hidden Consequences for Women of Criminal Justice Policy Reforms, Mona J.E. Danner. 15. Disparate Treatment in Correctional Facilities, Roslyn Muraskin. 16. The Dislike of Female Offenders among Correctional Officers: Need for Specialized Training, Christine E. Rasche. 17. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault of Women in Prison, Zelma Weston Henriques and Evelyn Gilbert. 18. Women on Death Row, Etta F. Morgan. V. WOMEN: VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE. 19. Arrest Policies for Domestic Violence and Their Implications for Battered Women, Susan L. Miller. 20. Likelihood of an Arrest Decision for Domestic and Nondomestic Assault Calls: Do Police Underenforce the Law When Responding to Domestic Violence?, Lynette Feder. 21. Female Victims and Antistalking Legislation, Janice Joseph. 22. Forced Sexual Intercourse: Contemporary Views, Robert T. Sigler, Ida M. Johnson, and Etta F. Morgan. VI. ABORTION: A RIGHT TO PRIVACY. 23. Abortion: Is it a Right to Privacy or Compulsory Childbearing?, Roslyn Muraskin. 24. Whose Body Is it Anyway? Psychological Effects of Fetal- Protection Policies, Joan C. Chrisler. VII. WOMEN AND POLICING. 25. The Past, Present, and Future of Women in Policing, Sean A. Grennan. VIII. WOMEN AND CRIME. 26. Women's Training for Organized Crime: Sex and Sexuality, Sue Mahan. 27. Classifying Female Serial Killers: An Application of Prominent Typologies, Laura J. Moriarty and Kimberly L. Freiberger. IX. GIRLS AND DELINQUENCY. 28. Gender Differences in Delinquency and Substance Use, Elizabeth Piper Deschenes, Jill Rosenbaum, and Jeffrey Fagan. 29. The Gender Effect Among Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders: A Difference of Degree Rather than Kind, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard and Paul E. Tracy. X. CONCLUSION, ROSLYN MURASKIN. Biography of Editor/Author. Biographies of Contributors.show more