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NCJ Number: 67001 Find in a Library
Title: CONTEMPORARY WOMAN IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (FROM INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 1979, BY DAE H CHANG - SEE NCJ-66990)
Author(s): D L BLAZICEK
Corporate Author: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
Dubuque, IA 52004
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FEMALE CRIMINALITY, VICTIMIZATION, AND ROLE EMANCIPATION IN THE U.S. ARE STUDIED AS NEGLECTED ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH.
Abstract: FEMALE CRIMINALITY IS EXAMINED FROM A THEORETICAL STANDPOINT AS INHERENTLY DIFFERENT FROM MANY OF THE MALE-BASED THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION. THEORIES CONSIDERED INCLUDE THOSE OF LOMBROSE AND THEORISTS BEFORE AND AFTER HIM, THE INFLUENCE OF OTTO POLLACK, AND SEVERAL CONTEMPORARY VIEWS ON FEMALE CRIME. STATISTICS AND RESEARCH REFLECTING FEMALE INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES ARE BRIEFLY REVIEWED. ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE PRESENCE OF FEMALE PERSONNEL OR (LACK OF IT) IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, IN COURTS, AND IN CORRECTIONS. EMERGING AND CHRONIC PROBLEMS PLAGUING WOMEN INMATES ARE ANALYZED WITH REGARD TO THE STRUCTURE OF FEMALE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF IMPRISONMENT, AND PRISON PROGRAMS AND ALTERNATIVES (E.G., TREATMENT AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS). FINALLY, STUDIES OF AND FACTORS INVOLVED IN WOMEN AS VICTIMS OF CRIME AND OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ARE OUTLINED, WITH EMPHASIS ON WOMEN'S VULNERABILITY TO VICTIMIZATION THAT MAY BE EXPECTED AS THEY EXPERIENCE GREATER EQUALITY IN SOCIETY. REFERENCES AND TEST QUESTIONS ARE INCLUDED. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Affirmative action programs; Female offenders; Police women; Rape; Victimology; Women's correctional institutions
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