9780534516895

Women, Prison, and Crime

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534516895

  • ISBN10:

    0534516890

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/13/2001
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

This text takes a comprehensive look at women in America's prisons, covering the history of women's prisons, crime rates, and sentencing practices. It provides detailed descriptions of prisoner subcultures, programs, management and staff issues, and legal issues of female prisoners, while also expanding beyond U.S. soil to compare women's prisons in other countries.

Table of Contents

Foreward xi
Preface xiii
Introduction to Women's Prisons: Differences and Disparities
1(19)
Increasing Numbers, Increasing Controversy
2(6)
Women's Prisons Across the United States
8(3)
Research and the Female Offender
11(4)
Conclusion: Unanswered Questions
15(4)
Suggested Readings
19(1)
History of Women's Prisons: The Legacy of Difference
20(20)
Early Punishments and Places of Confinement
21(5)
The Reformatory Era and Women
26(9)
The End of the Reformatory Era
35(3)
Conclusion: The Legacy of Difference
38(1)
Suggested Readings
39(1)
Who Are the Women in Prison?
40(27)
Female Criminality
41(7)
Explanations for Female Criminality
48(5)
A Profile of the Female Prisoner
53(11)
Conclusion
64(2)
Suggested Readings
66(1)
Entering Prison and Adjustment
67(24)
A Building Boom of Women's Prisons
68(1)
Entering the Prison
69(4)
The Prison World
73(10)
Co-correctional Facilities
83(2)
Differences Between Women's and Men's Prisons
85(3)
Conclusion
88(2)
Suggested Readings
90(1)
Gender-Responsive Programming: The Reality of Difference
91(30)
Programs
92(10)
Drugs: A Solution Becomes a Problem
102(4)
Inmates as Mothers
106(11)
Gender-Responsive Programming
117(2)
Conclusion
119(1)
Suggested Readings
120(1)
Living in Prison
121(28)
The Deprivations of Imprisonment
122(2)
Adaptations: The Prisoner Subculture
124(18)
Comparing Prisons for Women and Men
142(4)
Conclusion
146(2)
Suggested Readings
148(1)
Legal Issues of Incarcerated Women
149(23)
Legal Challenges by Women
150(3)
Causes of Action
153(3)
Programming and Medical Services
156(5)
Other Issues
161(2)
Cross-Sex Supervision
163(5)
Parity Versus Different Needs
168(3)
Conclusion
171(1)
Suggested Readings
171(1)
Working in Prison: Staff and Administration
172(29)
Female Correctional Officers
175(9)
Men Guarding Women
184(6)
Officer Subculture
190(1)
Interactions with Inmates
191(7)
Management Issues in a Women's Prison
198(1)
Conclusion
199(1)
Suggested Readings
200(1)
Women Incarcerated: Jails and Prisons Around the World
201(14)
Jail Inmates
201(6)
Prisons for Women Across the World
207(6)
Conclusion
213(1)
Suggested Readings
214(1)
Conclusions and Future Directions
215(14)
Legacies of the Past
215(2)
Comparing Prisons for Women and Men
217(1)
Parity Versus Difference
218(1)
Gender-Specific Programming
219(4)
Conclusion
223(5)
Suggested Readings
228(1)
References 229(20)
Table of Cases 249(2)
Name Index 251(5)
Subject Index 256

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