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NCJ Number: 41686 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME - THE FEMININE CHALLENGE
Journal: CRIMINAL DEFENSE  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:(MAY 1976)  Pages:17-19
Author(s): F ADLER
Corporate Author: National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders
College of Law
University of Houston
United State
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders
Houston, TX 77004
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE FOCUSES ON THE INCREASING ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, BOTH AS PRACTITIONERS AND AS OFFENDERS, AND EMPHASIZES THAT WOMEN MUST BE TREATED EQUALLY IN ALL ASPECTS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Abstract: ALTHOUGH FORMERLY BARRED FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM BY SOCIAL CONVENTIONS AND SOCIAL MISCONCEPTIONS, THE AUTHOR OBSERVES THAT WOMEN ARE NOW PLAYING AN INCREASING ROLE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AS POLICE OFFICERS, LAWYERS, WITNESSES, AND JURORS. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE IS ALSO EXTENDED TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. AS WOMEN GAIN INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE, THEY, LIKE MEN, ARE TURNING TO SERIOUS, ECONOMICALLY-ORIENTED CRIME. SINCE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS LARGELY UNPREPARED FOR THIS INFLUX OF FEMALE OFFENDERS, THE AUTHOR NOTES THAT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ENTIRE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSE TO WOMEN ARE NECESSARY....DMC
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Discrimination; Female offenders; Females; Personnel; Reform
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