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Women and the Criminal Justice System

Women and the Criminal Justice System - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0137008780

ISBN13: 978-0137008780
ISBN10: 0137008783
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 11
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $111.00

Women and the Criminal Justice System - 3RD 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0137008780

Katherine Stuart Van Wormer

ISBN13: 978-0137008780
ISBN10: 0137008783
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 11
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

For courses in women's issues in criminal justice.Women and the Criminal Justice System, Third Edition, has been thoroughly updated to reflect the continuing impact of globalization and economic insecurity on the criminal justice system, as well as the increasing feminization of poverty. The text examines the various roles of women in the criminal justice system within a social context in which women are oppressed. The authors introduce students to the empowerment approach, emphasizing gender and ethnic diversity along with the strengths of oppressed people, especially women of color. A wide range of issues are covered, including the rate of early childhood sexual abuse, victimization in female inmates, priest abuse of girls, female inmate rape by male prison guards, and obstacles for women lawyers achieving partnerships in their firms.The text examines three roles of women in criminal justice: Women as victims of crimes Women as criminals convicted and sentenced for crimes Women as workers in various agencies in the criminal justice system