Women and (in)justice: The Criminal and Civil Effects of the Common Law on Women's Lives

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Allyn and Bacon, 2002 - Social Science - 194 pages
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Women and (In)Justice examines a broad range of issues by combining coverage of both civil and criminal justice system perspectives. The book covers historical and contemporary consequences of civil rights and criminal laws and how these affect decisions that impact the lives of women in the United States. This book looks at a number of issues: the development of common law; legal rules about marriage, divorce, children, education, and "work;" theory about criminality and women criminals; women's prisons; violence against women; sexuality issues; and women lawyers, correctional officers, and police. For anyone interested in a women's studies perspective of the criminal justice system.

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Contents

In the Beginning
16
What Is a Criminal?
26
Mainstream Criminology Theories
34
Copyright

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