The discrimination & inequitable treatment of women within international criminal justice systems is the focus of this timely & insightful text. Clearly illustrated within the nine chapters of the book, women, as a class, have been excluded from participating as workers in the criminal justice system. Women have also received inferior treatment when incarcerated, compared to their male counterparts; & have had their court proceedings influenced by sex role stereotypes when women are the victims of a crime. These distinctive studies by international authors offer a global, comparative analysis of women in the criminal justice systems of South Korea, Finland, Egypt, Lebanon, Great Britain, the United States & the Caribbean nations. Beyond analysis of past & existing circumstances, the authors also offer suggestions to grant women full equality in criminal justice policies & practices around the world.
"Women and Justice presents a wide-ranging assortment of scholarly work that provides perspective on the problems that different societies and 'justice' systems pose for women. The commonalities of violence and discrimination against women emerge poignantly from this collection of research from countries separated by geography, history and culture. One of the most important contributions of this anthology is that the authors do not stop at their descriptions of policies and practices that they detail in the different international contexts, but go forward to recommend directions for redressing the issues they describe."
-Susan Caringella-MacDonald of Professor, Department of Sociology, Western Michigan University
Women professionals in the criminal justice - a global perspective; wife rape in Great Britain; from arrest avoidance to mandatory arrest - historic social and legal forces that have shaped police spouse abuse policies in the United States; research notes - gender differences in crime.
Series: Women and the Law
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 18th January 1999
Publisher: G & B ARTS INTL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1