With Justice for All: Minorities and Women in Criminal Justice

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Long neglected in the study of criminal justice, this look at women and minorities explores the concepts of equality among the races and gender, and what it truly means to have justice for all. A wide range of topics examines all the issues impacting women and minorities and presents readers with a solid basis from which they can explore themselves and the society in which they live. The non-traditional literature espouses a commitment to eliminate all discrimination and demonstrates that women and minorities both deserve their dignity and their right to be treated as anyone else—and by any aspect of government, including that of the criminal justice system. For women, minorities, and all people who believe that everyone is entitled to the same consideration as everyone else.

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Women, and especially minorities, have long been neglected in the study of criminal justice. The government has treated disparate groups differently for too many years. Women and minorities are such a group. Is there equality among the races and gender? What does it mean to have justice for all?

There is no automatic way to allow both sexes to enjoy protection unless we see a commitment to eliminate all discrimination. Gender has never been classified as a suspect classification and both women and minorities continue to suffer from laws established by the majority.

This edition of the Women in Criminal Justice series demonstrates that women and minorities both deserve their dignity and the right to be treated as anyone else, and by any aspect of government, including that of the criminal justice system. Traditional literature ignores the plight of women and minorities. This publication demonstrates that everyone is entitled to the same consideration as everyone else. The terms, "minorities and women," should be set aside. We should have a world where all people are considered the equal of everyone else, with all persons being endowed with the same rights and considerations.

This textbook, as developed by Janice Joseph and Dorothy Taylor, examines all the issues that impact women and minorities. By studying the issues, we hope to provide a solid basis from which to explore ourselves and the society in which we live.

About the Author:

Janice Joseph, Ph.D., is a professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. degree from York University in Toronto, Canada. She is editor of Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. Her broad research interests include violence against women, women and criminal justice, youth violence, juvenile delinquency, gangs, and minorities and criminal justice. She is the author of the book Black Youths, Delinquency and Criminal Justice and has published numerous articles on delinquency, gangs, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and minorities and grime.

Dorothy Taylor, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. at Florida State University. She is associate professor of criminology in the Sociology Department at the University of Miami; coordinator of the Criminology Internship Program; and program faculty member in Caribbean, African, and African-American Studies. Dr. Taylor has held the offices of trustee-at-large and secretary for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Her interests are in criminology, delinquency theories, minorities and criminality, and internships. Her current publications include The Positive Influence of Bonding in Female-Headed African American Families, and Jumpstarting Your Career: An Internship Guide for Criminal Justice, and her numerous articles have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Black Psychology Law and Human Behavior, Juvenile and Family Court Journal, and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

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