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Women and crime : a reference handbook

Author: Judith Ann Warner
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2012.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Warner offers comprehensive information on women and crime. Women constitute a small and neglected population within our jails and prisons. Patriarchal ideology and social structure simultaneously idealize women's sexuality, and makes them subject to intimate physical and sexual victimization. Women offenders tend to be poor minority women who have had to deal with defunded public schools, family violence, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ann Warner
ISBN: 9781598844238 1598844237 9781598844245 1598844245
OCLC Number: 729344589
Description: xix, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
History and background --
Problems, controversies, and solutions --
The globalization of women's crime and victimization --
Chronology --
Biographies --
Data and documents --
Directory of organizations and government agencies --
Print and nonprint resources --
Internet resources --
Documentaries --
Glossary --
Index --
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Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Judith A. Warner.


Drawing on government data and interdisciplinary expertise, this timely book seeks to explain why the changing economic and legal status of women has not reduced the gender gap in criminal offending.  Read more...
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"This title will be a solid addition to academic libraries for use by students in criminal justice and women's studies programs." - Library Journal "This most recent addition to ABC-CLIO's Read more...

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