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Doing justice, doing gender

Author: Susan Ehrlich Martin; Nancy C Jurik
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2006.
Series: Women and the criminal justice system, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

A sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. It presents not only an advancement of research on women in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Ehrlich Martin; Nancy C Jurik
ISBN: 1412927218 141292720X 9781412927208 9781412927215
OCLC Number: 938070627
Description: 280 s.
Contents: List of TablesAcknowledgments1. Introduction: Changes in Criminal Justice, Occupations, and Women in the Workplace The CJS: Mission, Processes, and Workforce Historical Context of Women in Justice Occupations Legal Changes Systemic Reforms and Expanded Opportunities for Women Women and Today's Justice Occupations Contents of the Second Edition of This Book A Note on Perspective and Terminology Endnotes2. Explanations for Gender Inequality in the Workplace Categorical Approaches to Gender Inequality at Work Challenging Gender Dichotomies: Gender as Process Our Approach: The Social Construction of Gender in the Workplace Doing Gender in Work Organizations Summary Endnotes3. The Nature of Police Work and Women's Entry Into Law Enforcement An Historical Overview: From Matron to Chief The Increasing Representation of Women in Police Work The Nature of Policing: Scope of Work and Occupational Culture The Police Culture and Men's Opposition to Women Officers Barriers to Women Officers: Interaction, Ideology, and Images Summary Endnotes4. Women Officers Encountering the Gendered Police Organization Gendered Organizational Logic: Policies and Practices Doing Gender on the Street: Dilemmas of Police-Citizen Encounters Women's Response: Adaptations, Costs, and Survival Strategies Summary Endnotes5. Women Entering the Legal Profession: Change and Resistance Historical Overview: Barriers to Women in Law Before 1970 Changing Laws and Job Queues: Opening Legal Practice to Women Lawyers' Jobs, Specialties, and the Division of Legal Labor Gendered Legal Occupational Culture and Barriers to Women Summary Endnotes6. The Organizational Logic of the Gendered Legal World and Women Lawyers' Response Gender Bias in Law School and Its Impact on the Learning Environment Gender Bias in the Firm, Office, and Agency The Impact of Gender Bias on Women Attorneys in Court and Beyond Organizational Logic and Limiting Opportunity Structures Women's Responses to Gender Bias: Adaptation and Innovation Summary Endnotes7. Women in Corrections: Advancement and Resistance History of Women in Corrections: 1860s to 1960s Social Change and Changing Queues for Women COs in the 1970s Women's Movement Into CO Jobs in Men's Prisons: 1970s to Present Characteristics of Women COs in Men's Prisons CO Jobs as a Resource for Doing Gender Sites of Struggle: Gendered Interactions, Gendered Identities Summary8. Gendered Organizational Logic and Women CO Response Gendered, Racialized, Sexualized, and Embodied Prison Organizations Social Context and the Shifting Organizational Logic of Corrections Prison Organizational Logic and Women's Careers Women's Performance: Adaptation and Innovation Summary9. Doing Justice, Doing Gender Today and Tomorrow: Occupations, Organizations, and Change Our Theoretical Approach: A Recap Comparison of Opportunities, Barriers, and Women's Responses Do Women Make a Difference? Building Feminist Theory and PolicyReferencesList of Cases CitedIndexAbout the Authors
Series Title: Women and the criminal justice system, 1.
Responsibility: Susan Ehrlich Martin, Nancy C. Jurik.


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