The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice

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Author: Joanne Belknap

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809136

Category: Education

Page: 656

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The definitive text for the course, Belknap's THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system. Thoroughly updated with new research and statistics, the fourth edition covers such timely and important topics as restorative justice, gender-responsive programming, sex trafficking, pathways research, Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA)/Domestic Violence (DV), and stalking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America

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Author: Samuel Walker,Cassia Spohn,Miriam DeLone

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514683

Category: Education

Page: 560

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Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CRIME IN AMERICA is the definitive introduction to current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The sixth edition covers the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, immigration and crime, drug use, police practices, court processing and sentencing, unconscious bias, the death penalty, and correctional programs, giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination within the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crime Control and Women

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Author: Susan L. Miller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761907149

Category: Law

Page: 200

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Crime Control and Women reveals the current limitations of criminal justice policies that are oblivious to the impact they exert on citizens who vary by gender, race and/or social class. Feminist in perspective, the contributors to this volume share a common vision of hope that social change will result from social control and punishment that is just and human, with commitments to prevention, education, and treatment.

Girls, Women, and Crime

Selected Readings

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Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412996708

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, Girls, Women and Crime: Selected Readings, Second Edition is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. The individual sections in the book survey four major areas: theories of female criminality, literature on female juvenile delinquents, women as offenders and women in prison. The readings in Girls, Women, and Crime focus on two central questions: How does gender matter in crime and the justice system? What characterizes women's and girls' pathway to crime? In answering these key questions, the contributors reveal the complex worlds females in the criminal justice system must often negotiate-worlds that are frequently riddled with violence, victimization, discrimination, and economic marginalization.

Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions

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Author: Ruth T. Zaplin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763741150

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

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This updated text for future and practicing correctional managers and supervisors considers issues faced by and specific to female offenders, considering factors such as maladaptive behaviors, trauma histories, and mental health problems, and recommending appropriate interventions. Specific topics include: the failures of social treatment, implications for criminal justice of the relational theory of women's psychological development, explanatory diversity of female delinquents, childhood maltreatment and the survival of violence among female offenders, self-taught empowerment and pride, and college mentoring for incarcerated girls.

Gender and Crime

Patterns of Victimization and Offending

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Author: Karen Heimer,Candace Kruttschnitt

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814736750

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Court’s role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Court’s intervention in political process cases to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v. Carr. The case opened the courts to a variety of election law disputes, to the point that the courts now control and direct major aspects of the American electoral process. The Supreme Court does have a crucial role to play in protecting a socially constructed “core” of political equality principles, contends Hasen, but it should leave contested questions of political equality to the political process itself. Under this standard, many of the Court’s most important election law cases from Baker to Bush have been wrongly decided.

Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions

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Author: Lior Gideon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412998131

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Author Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions-not available in other correctional texts-about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant websites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.

Women on Ice

Methamphetamine Use among Suburban Women

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Author: Miriam Boeri

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813554616

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Methamphetamine (ice, speed, crystal, shard) has been called epidemic in the United States. Yet few communities were ready for increased use of methamphetamine by suburban women. Women on Ice is the first book to study exclusively the lives of women who use the drug and its effects on their families. In-depth interviews with women in the suburban counties of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. chronicle the details of their initiation into methamphetamine, the turning points into problematic drug use, and for a few, their escape from lives veering out of control. Their life course and drug careers are analyzed in relation to the intersecting influences of social roles, relationships, social/political structures, and political trends. Examining the effects of punitive drug policy, inadequate social services, and looming public health risks, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, the book gives voice to women silenced by shame. Boeri introduces new and developing concepts in the field of addiction studies and proposes policy changes to more broadly implement initiatives that address the problems these women face. She asserts that if we are concerned that the war on drugs is a war on drug users, this book will alert us that it is also a war on suburban families.

Violence Against Women

The Bloody Footprints

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Author: Pauline B. Bart,Eileen Geil Moran

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803950450

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Violence against women permeates our society at every level, in every setting. Murder, rape, intimidation, pornography, workplace harassment, incest are all part of a general belief built into the roots of patriarchal society: Women are proper targets of male violence. The chapters in this book, contributed by some of the most prolific contemporary writers on women's issues, explore this culture of violence and oppression, examining its ideological underpinnings and its structural supports in the social, political and legal systems that protect the violent by blaming the victim.

The Gender of Crime

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Author: Dana M. Britton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442209712

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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The Gender of Crime introduces students to how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crime. This book highlights the intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender with crime and introduces students to key concepts through compelling examples.

Sold into Extinction: The Global Trade in Endangered Species

The Global Trade in Endangered Species

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Author: Jacqueline L. Schneider

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359407

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This revealing and compelling title analyzes the illegal trade in endangered species from a criminological viewpoint and presents specific crime reduction techniques that could help save thousands of species from extinction. • Illustrations, maps, and charts elucidate crime theory, import/export data on seizures of endangered species and products, and range states • Photographs depict the grim reality of the global trade in endangered species • An extensive bibliography contains over 30 pages of source materials

Class, Race, Gender, and Crime

The Social Realities of Justice in America

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Author: Gregg Barak,Paul Leighton,Jeanne Flavin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 074259971X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A decade after its first publication, Class, Race, Gender, and Crime remains the only authored book to systematically address the impact of class, race, and gender on criminological theory and all phases of the criminal justice process. The new edition has been thoroughly revised, for easier use in courses, and updated throughout, including new examples ranging from Bernie Madoff and the recent financial crisis to the increasing impact of globalization.

Female offenders

correctional afterthoughts

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Author: Robert R. Ross,Elizabeth Fabiano

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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Criminal Justice in England and the United States

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Author: David Hirschel,William O. Wakefield,Scott Sasse

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763741129

Category: Law

Page: 384

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A detailed comparison between the English and U.S. criminal justice systems.

Responding to Domestic Violence

The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services

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Author: Eve S Buzawa,Carl G Buzawa,Evan Stark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412956390

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

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This new edition of the authors’ best-selling text explores the response to domestic violence today, not only by the criminal justice system, but also by social service and health care agencies. After providing a brief theoretical overview of the causes of domestic violence and its prevalence in our society and its causes, the authors cover such key topics as barriers to intervention, variations in arrest practices, the role of state and federal legislation, and case prosecution. Focusing on both victims and offenders, the book includes unique chapters on models for judicial intervention, domestic violence and health, and children and domestic violence.

Mean Lives, Mean Laws

Oklahoma's Women Prisoners

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Author: Susan F. Sharp

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813562775

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Oklahoma has long held the dubious honor of having the highest female incarceration rate in the country, nearly twice the national average. In this compelling new book, sociologist Susan Sharp sets out to discover just what has gone so wrong in the state of Oklahoma—and what that might tell us about trends in female incarceration nationwide. The culmination of over a decade of original research, Mean Lives, Mean Laws exposes a Kafkaesque criminal justice system, one that has no problem with treating women as collateral damage in the War on Drugs or with stripping female prisoners of their parental rights. Yet it also reveals the individual histories of women who were jailed in Oklahoma, providing intimate portraits of their lives before, during, and after their imprisonment. We witness the impoverished and abusive conditions in which many of these women were raised; we get a vivid portrait of their everyday lives behind bars; and we glimpse the struggles that lead many ex-convicts to fall back into the penal system. Through an innovative methodology that combines statistical rigor with extensive personal interviews, Sharp shows how female incarceration affects not only individuals, but also families and communities. Putting a human face on a growing social problem, Mean Lives, Mean Laws raises important questions about both the state of Oklahoma and the state of the nation.

Working in Policing

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Author: Ian Pepper

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857254901

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Aimed at new recruits or HE students thinking about a career in policing, this book provides a clear overview of and insight into the many and varied roles available. From a neighbourhood police officer or a detective, to a crime scene investigator gathering evidence or an analyst collating intelligence, the book examines what each role entails, the skills required, and the best pathway to securing the job. An extended case study runs through the book, demonstrating how the different roles are involved in and contribute to a single investigation, and self-assessment questions relating to each role check the reader's understanding.

Handbook on Crime and Deviance

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Author: Marvin D. Krohn,Alan J. Lizotte,Gina Penly Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441902457

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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Breaking the Rules

Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy

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Author: Judy Harden,Marcia Hill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789003652

Category: Law

Page: 194

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Breaking the Rules: Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy challenges therapists, public policymakers, voters, and those in the criminal justice system to find treatment options, empowerment strategies, viable resources, community support, and policies that can help women with problems such as drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and prostitution rather than perpetually punishing them. Breaking the Rules shows you how our society makes 'other’of those among us who are most vulnerable, injured, and without resources. It digs under your skin and forces you to look at: the histories of abuse among women who have murdered their partners the impact of race and ethnicity on patterns of mothering and caretaking of children of women prisoners the lack of treatment options for addicted women prisoners how prison reawakens the feelings of powerlessness in women who have suffered childhood physical and sexual abuse helping women inmates develop marketable educational and vocational skills, support systems, and positive perceptions of themselves collaborative strategies that challenge the status quo of programs and support available to female offenders and their families a relational model of treatment that is based on the integration of three theoretical perspectives the strengths and limitations of twelve step programs for women Mapping the problems and offering solutions, Breaking the Rules walks you through treatment strategies and self-confirming experiences--such as feminist therapy, prisoner-led support groups, affirmative prison programming, and art therapy--that help women draw on their strengths, come to terms with their pasts, and meet future challenges head on.

Victimology

Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives

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Author: Harvey Wallace,Cliff Roberson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133495817

Category: Law

Page: 440

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives, 4e is a student-friendly, easy-to-read text that covers the field of victimology. Fully updated with the latest trends, it reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The text is divided into four major areas. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. (Civil process is included because it is an important aspect of the victim—offender interaction.) Second, they discuss responses to victimization, including techniques for empowering victims. They next turn to special types of victims, including the elderly, the disabled, and gay and lesbian victims. Finally, they thoroughly review the civil remedies available to crime victims. A brief discussion of the juvenile system is also included because more attention is being focused on youth violence. Throughout the text, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material and teaching/learning aids.