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NCJ Number: 99505 Find in a Library
Title: Changing Roles of Women in the Criminal Justice System Offenders, Victims, and Professionals
Editor(s): I L Moyer
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 350
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 15 articles apply conflict theory to the past and current roles of women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system in the United States.
Abstract: An introductory chapter explains conflict theory with emphasis on its usefulness in analyzing the differential treatment of female offenders, victims, and criminal justice professionals and in explaining the lack of attention to women in both research and criminal justice programming. Six essays, most using primary empirical data rather than official statistics, examine the processing of female offenders through the various criminal justice agencies. Four articles consider women as victims of rape, spouse abuse, and incest. The interaction between criminal justice officials and these victims and how these interactions produce further victimization are explored. Legal issues and criminal justice policies regarding these crimes are also discussed. Four chapters focus on the changing roles of women as professionals in criminal justice agencies, with emphasis on the role conflicts and other problems these women face. Specific studies focus on women in police academy training, women lawyers and judges in the criminal courts, female guards in male prisons, and female county jail officers. Data tables, notes, chapter reference lists, an author index, and a subject index are included. For specific chapters, See NCJ 99506-520
Index Term(s): Conflict theory; Criminal justice system personnel; Criminal justice system reform; Criminology overview texts; Female offenders; Female sex roles; Sex discrimination
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