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NCJ Number: 156380 Find in a Library
Title: In Conflict With the Law: Women and the Canadian Justice System
Editor(s): E Adelberg; C Currie
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 301
Sponsoring Agency: Press Gang Publishers
Vancouver, BC V5V 1A6,, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88974-054-2
Sale Source: Press Gang Publishers
101-225 East 17th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5V 1A6,,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This book, written from a feminist perspective, provides a critique of women and the Canadian justice system.
Abstract: The first section discusses the imprisonment of women in the Federal system, and specifically focuses on the evolution of the Federal women's prison, reform of Federal women's imprisonment, and the contributions of aboriginal women to prison reform. The second section presents profiles of women offenders, and examines the issues of prostitution and media stereotypes of women in prison. The final section outlines theoretical considerations about women in conflict with the law, and highlights the need for a battered woman syndrome offense and issues related to aboriginal women and the law. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Battered woman syndrome; Canada; Criminal justice system reform; Female offenders; Feminism; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign police; Victims of Crime
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