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NCJ Number: 41826 Find in a Library
Title: FEMALE OFFENDER
Editor(s): L CRITES
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 242
Sponsoring Agency: D C Heath and Co
Lexington, MA 02173
Sale Source: D C Heath and Co
125 Spring Street
Lexington, MA 02173
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK, A COLLECTION OF NINE ARTICLES, DISCUSSES FEMALE OFFENDERS PAST AND PRESENT, THE LAW AND THE COURTS AS THEY AFFECT FEMALE CRIMINALITY, THE INCARCERATED FEMALE OFFENDER, AND THE NATURE OF PROSTITUTION.
Abstract: INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS CONSIDER THE ETIOLOGY OF FEMALE CRIME, MYTH AND REALITY REGARDING WOMEN OFFENDERS, DISCRIMINATORY SENTENCING OF WOMEN OFFENDERS, THE NEED FOR PENAL REFORM IN WOMEN'S PRISONS, THE CHILDREN OF WOMEN PRISONERS, WOMEN IN SOUTHERN JAILS, AND BOYS AND GIRLS IN TRAINING SCHOOLS. THE ARTICLES ON PROSTITUTION ANALYZE THE MOTIVATIONS FOR ENTRANCE INTO PROSTITUTION AND ARGUMENTS FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION. ALTHOUGH RECOGNIZING THAT, IN SOME RESPECTS, THEY HAVE BEEN TREATED MORE LENIENTLY WITHIN THE SYSTEM, THE ARTICLES CONCLUDE THAT, AS WITH WOMEN AT LARGE, THE 'PEDESTAL FACTOR' HAS SELDOM OPERATED TO THE ADVANTAGE OF WOMEN IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM....ELW
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Discrimination; Domestic relations; Female juvenile delinquents; Female offenders; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile processing; Male female offender comparisons; Motivation; Prostitution; Sentencing disparity
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