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Title: Women in Criminal Justice: A Twenty Year Update: Special Report
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs Coordination Group on Women
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 88
  Annotation: This report evaluates recommendations on issues that the criminal justice field should examine to ensure that women and girls are treated fairly in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: This is an update of The Report of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Task Force on Women published in October 1975. Greater emphasis should be placed on the concerns of and programs for adult female offenders. Although female offenders constitute 6.3 percent of State and Federal prison populations, programs that address particular women's needs continue to suffer. Many judicial systems are more interested in detaining female juvenile offenders than in providing community-based services that effectively address their problems. Women and girls have benefited from recent growth of interest in assisting victims of crime, but they have had to face many drawbacks and obstacles in male-dominated areas such as law enforcement, corrections and the courts. The report includes 11 recommended actions for policymakers to consider to meet the needs of women in Federal, State, and local criminal justice systems today, as well as numerous recommendations for actions in specific areas. Notes, tables, figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Female offenders ; Programs ; Female inmates ; Womens rights ; Feminism ; Male female offender comparisons ; Female victims ; Juvenile offenders ; Gender issues
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
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United States of America
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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