Consisting of original essays commissioned for the volume from leading scholars, as well as a number of recently published, important articles in the field, this anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which women affect and are affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Analysis is grounded in feminist scholarship and activism, and anchored in perspectives that orient women's crime, imprisonment, victimization, and survival in a race, class, and gender perspective.
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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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