This third edition provides thoroughly updated information on the status of women in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system, from incarcerated women to professionals in the legal, law enforcement, and correctional fields. While concentrating on the present, Clarice Feinman traces changes in theories, goals, practices, and policies concerning women of different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds--be they offenders, professionals, or reformers--since 1800, with a focus on why changes occurred. This unique text is an important tool for filling gaps in information, continuity, and understanding of issues affecting women in the up-hill battle to transform this male-dominated system.
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A review of the previous edition: For those who teach, do research, or work in the criminal justice system, [this] book can help to increase critical thinking by uncovering some of the hidden systematic problems….A good supplemental text for any of the following courses: criminal justice, law and politics, state and local government, women and the law, women's studies, sociology, and criminology. Criminal Justice Policy ReviewAbout the Author:
CLARICE FEINMAN is Professor of Law and Justice at Trenton State College, New Jersey.
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