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NCJ Number: 135004 Find in a Library
Title: Changing Roles of Women in the Criminal Justice System: Offenders, Victims, and Professionals, Second Edition
Author(s): I L Moyer
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 376
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88133-654-8
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Conflict theory is applied in this book to examine slow but progressive changes in the role of female offenders and professionals in the criminal justice system; essays reflect the feminist perspective and incorporate race, ethnicity, and international data where available.
Abstract: The first section presents a collection of essays on the processing of female offenders through the criminal justice system. The focus is on patriarchy, power differentials, criminal codes, female offenders in New Jersey, issues of gender and race in police-citizen encounters, female offender statistics, women in prison, Project Met (a community-based educational program for female offenders), probation, and parole. The second section concerns women as victims of rape, spouse abuse, incest, and sexual harassment. These chapters reflect changes in women's roles and the impact of the feminist movement. They indicate that the victimization perspective of many traditional criminologists has been replaced with concern for the revictimization of women by the attitudes and policies of criminal justice system officials. The final section examines the changing roles of women as professionals in criminal justice agencies, including police academies and police work, the legal profession, and the use of female correctional officers in male prisons. The book was written as a text for college classes in criminology and women's studies and as an aid for academic researches and criminal justice system officials. References and tables
Main Term(s): Female offenders
Index Term(s): Conflict theory; Female correctional guards; Female inmates; Female police recruits; Female sex roles; Female victims; Feminism
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