Female Offenders: An Annotated Bibliography

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Kathleen A. O'Shea, Beverly R. Fletcher
Greenwood Press, 1997 - Reference - 264 pages
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Many social scientists have ignored the diversity of the women's prison population and the differential treatment to which women of various backgrounds have been subjected. These omissions have affected the type of information available on women in the criminal justice system as it relates exclusively to gender. The goal of this work is to document women's unique and gender-biased experience as participants and victims of the criminal justice system. Topics include women on death row, race and gender issues, probation and parole, female juvenile delinquents, prostitution, health and mental health issues of women in prison, social justice concerns, and educational programs. The references included highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the issues as they cross such fields as law, criminal justice, social work, and psychology, and reveal the intensity of racism and sexism often ignored by the system, but confronted by the female population in the criminal justice system.

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Arrest Prosecution Sentencing
Female Juveniles
Probation and Parole
Political Prisoners
Subject Index
Auth or Index

About the author (1997)

KATHLEEN O'SHEA is currently working on her doctorate in Social Work at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Ms. O'Shea has over twenty-five years of experience teaching adults and children of all ages and people with special needs, including the blind and those with mental challenges. She has extensive counseling experience and served as a Catholic nun for twenty-two years. Among her publications is a chapter on women on death row in Women Prisoners: A Forgotten Population, edited by Beverly Fletcher (Praeger, 1993).

BEVERLY R. FLETCHER is Principal Associate conducting justice research for the Institute for Law and Justice, and is Adjunct Professor at both the University of Maryland and the American University. She is also a member and consultant for the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences and is conducting research on juvenile violence in Washington, D.C. She is the editor of Women Prisoners: A Forgotten Population (Praeger, 1993) and Organization Transformation Theorists and Practitioners: Profiles and Themes (Praeger, 1990).

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