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, women as slaves, witchcraft, affirmative action, and evaluates societal reactions to sexual violence, and issues of more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 175.3 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 975.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130482005
  • 9780130482006

Table of contents

Foreword by Merry Morash. I. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S ISSUES. 1. Ain't I a Woman, 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. WOMEN AND THE LAW. 4. Postpartum Syndromes and the Legal System, Tara C. Proano-Raps and Cheryl L. Meyer. 5. The Legal System and Sexual Harassment, Roslyn Muraskin. 6. Abortion: Is It a Right to Privacy or Compulsory Childbearing?, Roslyn Muraskin. III. WOMEN, DRUGS, AND AIDS. 7. Revisiting Crack Mothers at 6, Drew Humphries. 8. Women, AIDS, and the Criminal Justice System, Joan Luxenburg and Thomas E. Guild. 9. The Legal Response to Substance Abuse During Pregnancy, Inger Sagatun-Edwards. 10. HIV Disease and Women Offenders, Arthur J. Lurigio, James A. Swartz, and Ciuinal Jones. IV. WOMEN IN PRISON. 11. Women in Prison: Vengeful Equity, Barbara Bloom and Meda Chesney-Lind. 12. Crime Control Policy and Inequality among Female Offenders: Racial Disparities in Treatment among Women on Probation, Zina T. McGee and Spencer R. Baker. 13 Three Strikes and It's Women Who Are Out: The Hidden Consequences for Women of Criminal Justice Policy Reforms, Mona J.E. Danner. 14. Disparate Treatment in Correctional Facilities: Looking Back, Roslyn Muraskin. 15. Doing Time In Alaska: Women, Culture and Crime, Cyndi Banks. 16. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault of Women in Prison, Zelma Weston Henriques and Evelyn Gilbert. 17. Dying to Get Out: The Execution of Females in the Post- Furman Era of the Death Penalty in the United States David E. Schulberg. 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 Under Enforce the Law When Responding to Domestic Violence?, Lynette Feder. 21. Victims of Domestic Stalking: A Comparison of Black and White Females, Janice Joseph. 22. Forced Sexual Intercourse: Contemporary Views, Robert T. Sigler, Ida M. Johnson, and Etta F. Morgan. 23. Battered Women on Mandatory Arrest Laws: A Comparison Across Three States, Alisa Smith. 24. Immigration Context of Wife Abuse: A Case of Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States, Hoan N. Bui. VI. WOMEN IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONS. 25. Women on the Bench: Mavericks, Peacemakers, or Something Else? Research Questions, Issues, and Suggestions, Susman L. Miller and Michelle L. Meloy. 26. Women in the Legal Profession: Does Bias Still Exist?, Jody Clay-Warner. 27. Early Policing in the United States-"Help Wanted-Women Need Not Apply", Martin L. O'Connor. 28. The Dislike of Female Offenders among Correctional Officers: The Need for Specialized Training, Christine E. Rasche. VII. WOMEN AND CRIME. 29. Women's Training for Organized Crime: Sex and Sexuality, Sue Mahan. 30. Classifying Female Serial Killers: An Application of Prominent Typologies, Laura J. Moriarty and Kimberly L. Freiberger. 31. Listening to Women's Voices: Considering Why Mothers Kill Their Children, Cheryl Meyer. VIII. GIRLS AND DELINQUENCY. 32. Developing Gender-Specific Services for Delinquency Prevention: Understanding Risk and Resiliency, Barbara Bloom, Barbara Owens, Elizabeth Piper Deschenes and Jill Rosenbloom. 33. Gender Differences in Delinquency Career Types and the Transition to Adult Crime, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard and Paul E. Tracy. 34. Film Portrayals of Female Delinquents: Realistic or Stereotypical?, Laura L. Finley and Peter S. Finley. IX. CONCLUSION, ROSLYN MURASKIN. Biography of Editor/Author. Biographies of more