Women, prison, and crime

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Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2002 - Law - 258 pages
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This text takes a comprehensive look at women in America's prisons, covering the history of women's prisons, crime rates, and sentencing practices. It provides detailed descriptions of prisoner subcultures, programs, management and staff issues, and legal issues of female prisoners, while also expanding beyond U.S. soil to compare women's prisons in other countries.

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Contents

The Legacy of Difference
20
Who Are the Women in Prison?
40
Entering Prison and Adjustment
67
Copyright

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Dr. Joycelyn Pollock has been a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University-San Marcos (formerly Southwest Texas State University) since 1993. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. Dr. Pollack was a probation and parole officer in the state of Washington and a program review specialist for the New York Department of Correctional Services. She has taught law and criminology at the University of Turku, Finland as a Fulbright fellow conducted training in the areas of criminology, sexual harassment and ethics. Dr. Pollock's many published works include: Prisons: Today and Tomorrow; Women, Law, and Social Control; Prisons and Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences and Morality Tales.