The Criminal Justice System And Women: Offenders, Victims, and Workers

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This book brings together outstanding feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines (including sociology, criminology, anthropology, history, etc.), who describe, explain, and challenge the criminal justice system and its treatment of women. It provides a comprehensive overview of how women both affect and are affected by crime and the criminal justice system. This book is unique in its attempt to critically evaluate the ways in which systematic interrelating social structures of class, race, and gender impact on women offenders caught in the criminal justice system, women victims and survivors of male violence, and women who work throughout the criminal justice system. The book is appropriate for upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. It is chock full of the latest research findings on many aspects of women offenders, victims and workers in the criminal justice system. This is done by means of original essays commissioned for the volume from leader scholars (especially criminologists and feminists), by selective replication of a number of recently published, important articles in the field, by providing extensive introductions to the four major sections of the book, and by the use of editorial comments and didactic questions at the beginning of each article.

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Barbara Raffel Price received her B.A. from Smith College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University. She is Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice and formerly Dean of Graduate Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. A Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, she has served as its Vice-President and is a recipient of its Herbert A. Bloch Award. . She served as Vice-chair of the Alliance of Nongovernmental Organizations on Crime Prevention at the United Nations and is on the Board of Directors of the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. and is a board member of The Graduate School Advisory Society at PSU; Her books include Police Professionalism Rhetoric and Action; Jails and Drug Treatment(co-authored); Criminal Justice Research New Models and Findings(co-edited); The Criminal Justice System and Women Offenders, Victims, and Workers, editions 1 and 2(co-edited). Natalie J. Sokoloff received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, M.A. from Brown University, and Ph.D. in Sociology from the Gradate School, CUNY. She is Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, where she has taught for the past 30 years. In addition, she is on the doctoral faculty of CUNY in Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies. She also has been a scholar of the Institute for Teaching and Research at Towson University (Maryland) for the past decade. Her books include: Between Money and Love: The Dialectics of Women's Home and Market Work, Black Women and White Women in the Professions: Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1960-980, The Hidden Aspects of Women's Work (co-edited), The Criminal Justice System and Women: Offenders, Victims, Workers, 1st and 2nd edition (co-edited), and Multicultural Perspectives on Domestic Violence in the U.S.: An Anthology (forthcoming).ming).

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