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Women and the Criminal Justice System - 2nd edition

by Katherine Van Wormer and Clemens Bartollas

Women and the Criminal Justice System (ISBN10: 020548218X; ISBN13: 9780205482184)
ISBN13: 978-0205482184
ISBN10: 020548218X

Summary: This text examines the various roles of women in the criminal justice system against a social context in which women are oppressed. Features

  • Integrates ethnic and racial content to reflect the diversity in the field.
  • Further develops the empowerment approach to criminal justice practice - a critical element in working with female victims and offenders. Specific guidelines are provided f ...show moreor gender-specific programming.
  • Boxed features with first-hand interviews of women working in the criminal justice field as well as direct quotes from women in prison provide fascinating revelations of the feelings from both sides of the correctional institution.
  • Presents little known facts on sexual abuse of female prisoners and significant coverage of rape and partner violence.
  • Describes how female offenders, a majority of whom are women of color, have been affected by the forces of racism, sexism, and classism in society.
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  • Includes critical thinking questions and a list of relevant web sites at the end of each chapter. These questions guide the student in ethical and policy analysis concerning key issues discussed. Questions relate to U.S. practices in global perspective and professional issues.
  • Provides a chapter on international victimization that includes such topics as sex trafficking, honor killing, rape in war, and domestic violence across the world. Progressive remedies from abroad are discussed as well. With the stress today onglobalization, this detailed attention to human rights violations of women is timely and unique.
  • There is a special chapter on women and restorative justice. To prepare for work in the criminal justice field, knowledge of these growing initiatives is essential.
  • Includes an entire chapter on substance abuse and addiction, including biological, psychological, and social aspects. This knowledge is vital for workers in the field at every level.
  • Maps the pathways to crime for girls and women. This information will aid readers in having a better understanding of factors in the backgrounds of women who get into trouble with the law.
  • Provides data and interview material relevant to Latina victims, offenders, and professionals in the field. This content will help prepare students for work with today's most rapidly growing population.
  • Reveals original data from a national survey of women's prison wardens. Students can learn from these findings of the special needs of female offenders as well as about professional concerns within a malfunctioning system.
  • Offers a chapter especially devoted to feminist theory and research relevant to empowering female offenders and survivors of victimization.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 08/11/2006
International: No

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