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The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice,9780534542092

The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice

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9780534542092

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0534542093
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Pub. Date:
11/2/2000
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Part One: Introduction. 1. The Emergence of Gender in Criminology. Part Two: Female Offending. 2. Critiquing Criminological Theories. 3. The Frequency and Nature of Female Offending. 4. Processing Women and Girls in the System. 5. Incarcerating, Punishing, and Treating Offending Women and Girls. Part Three: Female Victims Of Male Violence. 6. The Image of the Female Victim. 7. Sexual Victimization. 8. Woman Battering and Stalking. Part Four: Women Workers. 9. Working Women: Breaking the Barriers. 10. Working Women: On the Job. Part Five: Conclusions. 11. Effecting Change.

Table of Contents

Preface xii
I INTRODUCTION
The Emergence of Gender in Criminology
3(30)
Invisibility of Women and Girls in Crime
4(7)
Sex Versus Gender
11(4)
What is Feminism?
15(4)
What is Feminist Method?
19(2)
Effect of Societal Images on Women in Crime
21(3)
Diversity Among Women
24(2)
Summary
26(7)
II FEMALE OFFENDING
Critiquing Criminological Theories
33(47)
The Traditional, Positivist Studies
35(5)
Strain and Subcultural Theories
40(3)
Differential Association Theory
43(2)
Labeling Theory
45(2)
Social Control Theory
47(5)
Marxist/Radical Theories
52(2)
Women's Liberation/Emancipation Hypothesis
54(2)
Biosocial and Evolutionary Psychological Theories
56(2)
Feminist and Pro-Feminist Theories
58(13)
Summary
71(9)
The Frequency and Nature of Female Offending
80(45)
Description of Offending
81(6)
The Importance of How Crime Rates Are Measured and the Roles of Gender, Age, Race, and Class
87(2)
Female Offending in Context
89(28)
Summary
117(8)
Processing Women and Girls in the System
125(30)
Criminal Laws and Sex Discrimination
126(3)
Sentencing Laws and Sex Discrimination
129(2)
Three Hypotheses of Sex Discrimination in Crime Processing
131(1)
Chivalry and Paternalism
132(1)
Empirical Findings on Gender Differences in Crime Processing
133(16)
Summary
149(6)
Incarcerating, Punishing, and ``Treating'' Offending Women and Girls
155(50)
History of Institutionalizing Females
156(7)
Women's Prisons Today
163(3)
Rates of Imprisonment
166(2)
Who Is in Women's Prisons and Delinquent Girls' Institutions?
168(3)
Girls' ``Correctional'' Institutions
171(2)
Psychological Aspects of Women's Imprisonment
173(3)
Parenthood: A Gender Difference among Prisoners
176(3)
Educational, Vocational, and Recreational Programs
179(3)
Health Care Services
182(4)
The Prison Subculture
186(5)
Co-Corrections
191(3)
Women and the Death Penalty
194(1)
Summary
195(10)
III FEMALE VICTIMS OF MALE VIOLENCE
The Image of the Female Victim
205(22)
The Link between Actual Victimizations and the Fear of Crime
207(3)
Effect of Culture on Gender Roles
210(2)
Gender Disparities in Power
212(1)
Threat of Violence
213(2)
Victim Blaming
215(3)
Victimization of Women and Girls of Color
218(2)
The Victimization of Women and Girls with Disabilities
220(1)
Summary
221(6)
Sexual Victimization
227(40)
Defining Sexual Victimization
227(1)
Historical Issues in Defining Sexual Victimization
228(2)
Statistics on Sexual Victimization
230(2)
Who Are the Victims?
232(1)
Who Are the Offenders?
233(2)
The Victim-Offender Relationship
235(1)
Child Sexual Victimization
235(5)
Date Rape
240(6)
Marital Rape
246(3)
Sexual Harassment
249(4)
Sexual Victimization and the Crime-Processing System
253(5)
Summary
258(9)
Woman Battering and Stalking
267(52)
Defining Battering and Stalking
267(3)
History of Identifying Battering as a Social Problem
270(2)
The Frequency of Battering and Stalking
272(4)
Walker's Cycle Theory of Violence
276(1)
Why Do (Some) Men Batter?
277(1)
Who Are the Batterers and Stalkers?
278(3)
Inhibitors to Leaving a Violent Relationship
281(8)
The Constant Threat of Danger
289(2)
Woman Battering and the Crime-Processing System
291(12)
Health Professionals
303(2)
Summary
305(14)
IV WOMEN WORKERS
Working Women: Breaking The Barriers
319(37)
Movement from the Private to the Public Sphere
320(7)
Movement Toward Gender Equality
327(6)
Legal Implications
333(6)
The History of Women's Entry into Decision-Making Positions in the Criminal-Processing System
339(11)
Summary
350(6)
Working Women: On the Job
356(45)
Legal Pressure for Women's Employment in Crime Processing
357(1)
The Current Rate of Women's Employment in the Criminal-Processing System
358(4)
Women as Tokens in the Workplace
362(4)
Women as Tokens in Crime-Processing Jobs since the 1970s
366(2)
Institutionalized Sexism
368(1)
Institutionalized Heterosexism
369(1)
Gender Similarities and Differences in Job Performances
369(2)
Organizational, Social, and Individual Resistance and Support Regarding Women's Work in Crime-Fighting Jobs
371(13)
Prisoner Privacy and Prison Safety: A Roadblock for Women Guards in Male Prisons
384(3)
Classifications of Women Employees in Male-Dominated Jobs
387(4)
Summary
391(10)
V CONCLUSIONS
Effecting Change
401(26)
New Theories
401(1)
Changing the Treatment of Female Offenders
402(7)
Changing Responses to Male Violence Against Women
409(7)
Changes for Women Crime-Processing Professionals
416(3)
Summary
419(8)
Name Index 427(13)
Subject Index 440


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