9780133141351

Women and the Criminal Justice System

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  • ISBN13:

    9780133141351

  • ISBN10:

    0133141357

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/4/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

An empowerment approach to women in the criminal justice system.

 

Women and the Criminal Justice System, Fourth Edition, presents an up-to-date analysis of women as victims of crime, as offenders, and as professionals in the justice system. The text features an empowerment approach is unified by underlying themes of the intersection of gender, race, and class; and evidence-based research. Personal narratives highlight the information provided to help students connect the text material with real-life situations. An emphasis on critical thinking teaches students to look beyond media hype concerning female offenders to study the real stories behind women affected by and working in the justice system.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

1.      Theoretical Perspectives on Women and the Criminal Justice System

 

PART II: FEMALE CRIME AND DELINQUENCY

2.      Women in Crime

3       Gender-Specific Programming for Female Offenders

4.      Delinquency across the Life Span   

 

PART III: DRUG ADDICTION, PRISON, AND RESTORATION

5.      Women, Substance Abuse, and Criminal Justice

6.      The Prison Environment

7.      Restorative Justice for Female Victims and Offenders

 

PART IV: WOMEN AS VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS

8.      Rape

9.      Wife and Partner Abuse

10.    Women’s Victimization: Global Perspectives

 

PART V: WOMEN AS PROFESSIONALS

11.    Women in Law Enforcement

12.    Women in the Legal Profession

13.    Women in Corrections

14.    Summary and Trends for the Future

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