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Women, prison & crime

Author: Joycelyn M Pollock
Publisher: Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., ©1990.
Series: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: This book 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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Pollock, Joycelyn M., 1956-
Women, prison & crime.
Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., ©1990
(OCoLC)636554780
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joycelyn M Pollock
ISBN: 0534128882 9780534128883
OCLC Number: 20489818
Description: xiii, 192 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Female criminality --
The history of women's prisons --
Women prisoners --
Women's prisons today --
Staff --
Prison subcultural adaptations --
Legal issues incarcerated women --
Future directions.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Responsibility: Joycelyn M. Pollock-Byrne.
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A comprehensive look at women in America's prisons, describing both the history of women's imprisonment and the current situation and suggesting alternative means for handling female criminals.  Read more...

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