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The invisible woman : gender, crime, and justice

Author: Joanne Belknap
Publisher: Belmont, California : Wadsworth Publishing Company, [1996] ©1996
Series: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: The definitive text for the course, Belknap covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Belknap, Joanne.
Invisible woman.
Belmont : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1996
(OCoLC)604519570
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Belknap
ISBN: 0534158706 9780534158705
OCLC Number: 32396453
Description: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Emergence of gender in criminology --
Female offending. Critiquing criminological theories ; The frequency and nature of female offending ; Processing female offenders ; Punishing and treating female offenders --
Female victims of male violence. The image of the female victim ; Sexual victimization ; Battered women ; Resistance to change ; On the job --
Effecting change.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Responsibility: Joanne Belknap.

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The only book to give a comprehensive view--rather than a collection of edited readings--of women in all aspects of criminal justice, this text analyzes classic and contemporary research and theory  Read more...

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Preface (XII) I. Introduction 1. The Emergence of Gender in Criminology (3) II. Female Offending 2. Critiquing Criminological Theories (33) 3. The Frequency and Nature of Female Offending (80) 4. Processing Women and Girls in the System (125) 5. Incarcerating, Punishing, and "Treating" Offending Women and Girls (155) III. Female Victims of Male Violence 6. The Image of the Female Victim (205) 7. Sexual Victimization (227) 8. Woman Battering and Stalking (267) IV. Women Workers 9. Working Women: Breaking the Barriers (319) 10. Working Women: On the Job (356) V. Conclusions 11. Effecting Change (401) Name Index (427) Subject Index (440)

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