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NCJ Number: 50356 Find in a Library
Title: SISTERS IN CRIME WOMAN
Corporate Author: WNED Television
United States of America
Project Director: W GEORGE
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Washington, DC 20036
Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
Public Television Library
Washington, DC 20024
WNED Television
Buffalo, NY 14213
Sale Source: Public Television Library
475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20024
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS VIDEOTAPED RECORDING OF THE TELEVISION SERIES 'WOMAN' PRESENTS A DISCUSSION WITH FREDA ADLER ON HER BOOK 'SISTERS IN CRIME.'
Abstract: MS. ADLER STATES THAT FEMALE CRIMINALS AS A GROUP NOW ARE COMMITTING AS MANY CRIMES AS MALE CRIMINALS AND THAT THERE ALSO HAVE BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF FEMALE GANGS. SHE ATTRIBUTES THESE PHENOMENA TO THE WOMEN'S LIBERATION MOVEMENT. AS NEW JOBS OPEN TO WOMEN, A SOCIAL MILIEU IS CREATED WHICH ALLOWS FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPRES DEVIANT AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR. CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS FOR WOMEN, HOWEVER, HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO THE INCREASED NUMBER OF FEMALE PRISONERS WITH APPROPRIATE REHABILITATION PROGRAMS. MORE AND BETTER REHABILITATION PROGRAMS EXIST FOR MEN, AND MS. ADLER URGES THAT THIS SITUATION BE CORRECTED. MS. ADLER WAS INTERVIEWED BY SANDRA ELKIN. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Correctional institutions (adult); Female offenders; Inmate Programs; Inmates; Videotapes
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