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Title Crime control and women: feminist implications of criminal justice policy
Edition
Call Number KP.II .MIL c
ISBN/ISSN 0-761-907-14-9
Author(s) Susan L.Miller
Subject(s) Feminist theory-United States
women-crimes against -united states
social control-united states
female offenders-united states
sex discrimination in criminal justice administrat
Prisoners'spouses-united states
criminal justice,administration of-social aspect-u
Classification KP,II
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GMD Text
Language English
Publisher SAGE Publications
Publishing Year 1998
Publishing Place Thousand Oaks
Collation xxiv, 200 hlm. ; 22 cm.
Abstract/Notes This edited collection seeks to unearth the hidden or unexamined implications of some of these crime control policies. Specifically, the chapters examine the policy implications for women and, when relevant, children. Crime Control and Women reveals the current limitations of criminal justice policies that are oblivious to the impact they exert on citizens who vary by gender, race and/or social class. Feminist in perspective, the contributors to this volume share a common vision of hope that social change will result from social control and punishment that is just and human, with commitments to prevention, education, and treatment. Crime Control and Women reveals the current limitations of criminal justice policies that are oblivious to the impact they exert on citizens who vary by gender, race and/or social class. Feminist in perspective, the contributors to this volume share a common vision of hope that social change will result from social control and punishment that is just and human, with commitments to prevention, education, and treatment. With recent "tough on crime" policies of the 1990s, the negative impact on women and children reverberates with social unawareness. Using a feminist perspective, Crime Control and Women explores the adverse effects of the U.S. crackdown on crime. Edited by Susan L. Miller, this book exposes the unintended consequences of today crime control policies: how cuts from social services to pay for crime control can disproportionately affect women; how women incur increased responsibility for family while men serve longer sentences; and how government often victimizes women as third parties when women are associated with criminals. Using policy-oriented contributions, the book discusses empirically driven and theoretically driven implications of today crime control policies. Miller provides a substantive introductory overview and a concluding summary, creating a cohesive text that emphasizes a reduction in crime through commitments to prevention, education, and treatment. A timely book, Crime Control and Women is vital for criminal justice academics and practitioners, mental health professionals, and policy makers. It future implications also make it an essential component for courses related to criminology, criminal justice, gender studies, sociology, public policy, and social work.
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