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NCJ Number: 158472 Find in a Library
Title: Women and the Law: What the Future Holds (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 318-325, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): R Muraskin
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the unique position of women in society as victims and their status under the law.
Abstract: The chapter focuses on discrimination against women as it is manifested through the prevalence of sexual harassment; the outcome of litigation related to sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace; and the prosecution of rape. The agenda for change proposed here would encompass more mandated services available to all women victims of every type of sexual assault; the passage of laws protecting the confidentiality of victims; and an emphasis on the sensitive treatment of sexual assault victims by employers, police, and other players in the criminal justice system. 4 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Courts; Criminology; Female victims; Sex discrimination; Sexual harassment
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