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Understanding gender, crime, and justice, Merry Morash

Label
Understanding gender, crime, and justice
Title
Understanding gender, crime, and justice
Statement of responsibility
Merry Morash
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Author Merry Morash, a well-known feminist scholar in the field of criminal justice, acquaints readers with key breakthroughs in criminological conceptualization and theories to explain the interplay between gender and both crime and justice. This book pays especial attention to race, ethnicity, and immigrant groups, and provides a unique comparative perspective. It is an idea textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on women and criminal justice. The book is also a valuable asset for gender courses in sociology and for women's studies programs."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morash, Merry
Dewey number
364.3/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7419
LC item number
.M67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Women
  • Gays
  • Female offenders
  • Women prisoners
  • Sex and law
  • Sex role
Label
Understanding gender, crime, and justice, Merry Morash
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Tackling key questions about gender, crime, and justice -- Postmodern themes -- Remaining contents of chapter 1 -- Key terms related to gender, crime, and justice -- Gender -- Macrolevel conceptualization of gender -- Individual-level conceptualization of gender -- Gendered aspects of social life -- Crime and justice -- Early theoretical work -- Theories to explain victimization -- Wife abuse -- Rape -- Incest -- Theories to explain the behavior of offenders -- Injustices in prior policies and practices -- Policies and practices pertaining to victims -- Wife abuse -- Rape -- Incest -- Policies and practices pertaining to offenders -- Control of sexually active girls -- Regulation and criminalization of prostitution -- Sentencing -- Gender bias in correctional programs -- Advances in theory -- Ways of knowing about gender, crime, and justice -- Ways of thinking about gender, crime, and justice -- Organization of the chapters -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- 2. Gender and the law -- Laws against gender-related victimization -- Sexual assault -- Intimate-partner violence -- Stalking -- The Violence Against Women Act -- United States v. Morrison -- Female genital mutilation -- Hate crimes -- Summary of trends in laws against gender-related victimization -- Laws related to reproduction and child protection -- Abortion -- Child abuse through prenatal exposure to drugs -- Child abuse through failure to protect -- Laws against prostitution -- Alternative conceptualizations of prostitution -- The prostitute -- The prostitute as victim -- The sex worker -- Pornography and the law -- International law -- Law prohibiting consensual sexual activity between same-sex adults -- Limits of the law -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore
  • 3. Gender-related victimization -- Patterns of victimization -- Rates of victimization -- The nature of victimization -- Global dimensions of crimes against girls and women -- Fear and everyday violence -- Naming forms of victimization -- Denial of victimization -- Explaining victimization -- Gender organization -- Economic and educational resources -- Gender inequality and damage to daughters -- Limitation on the birth of females -- Female genital mutilation -- Incest -- Beliefs that support gender-related victimization -- Beliefs consistent with rape -- Beliefs consistent with intimate-partner violence -- The dynamics of same-sex relationship violence -- Gender identity -- Gender identity and violence against intimate partners -- Gender identity and sexual assault -- Gender identity and victimization based on sexual orientation -- Immigration through marriage : the confluence of structural inequality, culture, and beliefs about gender -- Victimized offenders -- Effects of gender- and sexual-orientation, related victimization -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- 4. Social movements and the response to victims of gender-related crime -- The feminist movement -- Expanding the focus to a full range of gender-related victimization -- Addressing secondary victimization -- Issues, locations, and strategies of activism to address gender-related victimization -- Movement activities aimed at diverse populations -- Racial, ethnic, and immigrant groups -- Gay and lesbian anti-crime movements -- International priorities -- Backlash -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore
  • 5. The influence of context and individual differences on responses to gender-related victimization -- Community characteristics and response to victims -- Organizational context and response to victims -- Restorative justice and peacemaking models -- Individual-level influences on responses to victims -- Stereotypes of typical crimes -- Victim behavior that falls short of others' expectations -- Victims who violate traditional gender role expectations -- Recasting victims as offenders -- Transforming the victim through court talk -- The media -- Decisions about victims of gender-related crime -- Victims exercising agency -- The self-directed crime victim -- Constraints on agency -- Too much criminal justice system involvement? -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- 6. Explanations of illegal behavior -- Economic marginalization -- Public policy and women's poverty -- Economic marginalization and women's criminality -- Neighborhood context -- White-collar crimes at the workplace -- Public policy and involvement in crime -- Questions answered by macrolevel explanations -- The life course and pathways perspectives -- Girls' and women's pathways into delinquency and crime -- Childhood abuse -- Women who kill abusive intimate partners -- The centrality of relationships to other people -- Alternative pathways into and out of illegal behavior -- Gender identity and crime -- Boys and men breaking the law -- Girls and women breaking the law -- Gender identity in context -- Gender differences in the amount of delinquency -- Everyday practices -- Gender definitions -- Power control theory -- The salience of gender identity in the causation of crime and delinquency -- Biological explanations for females' and males' illegal behavior -- Offenders exercising agency in choosing to break the law -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web site to explore
  • 7. Gender and response to lawbreakers -- Macrolevel influences on responses to lawbreakers -- Countermovements against incarceration -- Organizational context and responses to people who break the law -- Police in the United States -- Juvenile court -- Women and men before the court -- Legal representation -- Presentence report -- Gender, familial paternalism, and sentencing -- Gender, race, and sentencing -- Concluding comments about sentencing -- Correctional and punitive responses -- Practices and interactions in the institutions -- Gender-responsive correctional programming -- Results of correctional reform efforts -- Continuing emphasis on extreme punishment -- International perspectives -- Individual-level explanations of responses to lawbreakers -- Offenders exercising agency : personal resources and decisions -- Organizations of sex workers -- Girls and women acting with agency -- Constraints on empowerment -- Social science considerations of agency -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- 8. Advances and challenges in understanding gender, crime, and justice -- Global perspective and globalization -- The relevance of context -- Intersections -- Agency and empowerment -- Complex theories -- Transgressing academic fields and theories within fields -- Gender and sexual orientation -- Research approaches -- Qualitative research -- Quantitative research -- Need for replication -- Final comments on justice -- Equivalent versus special treatment based on gender -- Public policy, legislation, and change -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- Notes -- Glossary
Control code
58457003
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780761926306
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005006694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Understanding gender, crime, and justice, Merry Morash
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Tackling key questions about gender, crime, and justice -- Postmodern themes -- Remaining contents of chapter 1 -- Key terms related to gender, crime, and justice -- Gender -- Macrolevel conceptualization of gender -- Individual-level conceptualization of gender -- Gendered aspects of social life -- Crime and justice -- Early theoretical work -- Theories to explain victimization -- Wife abuse -- Rape -- Incest -- Theories to explain the behavior of offenders -- Injustices in prior policies and practices -- Policies and practices pertaining to victims -- Wife abuse -- Rape -- Incest -- Policies and practices pertaining to offenders -- Control of sexually active girls -- Regulation and criminalization of prostitution -- Sentencing -- Gender bias in correctional programs -- Advances in theory -- Ways of knowing about gender, crime, and justice -- Ways of thinking about gender, crime, and justice -- Organization of the chapters -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- 2. Gender and the law -- Laws against gender-related victimization -- Sexual assault -- Intimate-partner violence -- Stalking -- The Violence Against Women Act -- United States v. Morrison -- Female genital mutilation -- Hate crimes -- Summary of trends in laws against gender-related victimization -- Laws related to reproduction and child protection -- Abortion -- Child abuse through prenatal exposure to drugs -- Child abuse through failure to protect -- Laws against prostitution -- Alternative conceptualizations of prostitution -- The prostitute -- The prostitute as victim -- The sex worker -- Pornography and the law -- International law -- Law prohibiting consensual sexual activity between same-sex adults -- Limits of the law -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore
  • 3. Gender-related victimization -- Patterns of victimization -- Rates of victimization -- The nature of victimization -- Global dimensions of crimes against girls and women -- Fear and everyday violence -- Naming forms of victimization -- Denial of victimization -- Explaining victimization -- Gender organization -- Economic and educational resources -- Gender inequality and damage to daughters -- Limitation on the birth of females -- Female genital mutilation -- Incest -- Beliefs that support gender-related victimization -- Beliefs consistent with rape -- Beliefs consistent with intimate-partner violence -- The dynamics of same-sex relationship violence -- Gender identity -- Gender identity and violence against intimate partners -- Gender identity and sexual assault -- Gender identity and victimization based on sexual orientation -- Immigration through marriage : the confluence of structural inequality, culture, and beliefs about gender -- Victimized offenders -- Effects of gender- and sexual-orientation, related victimization -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- 4. Social movements and the response to victims of gender-related crime -- The feminist movement -- Expanding the focus to a full range of gender-related victimization -- Addressing secondary victimization -- Issues, locations, and strategies of activism to address gender-related victimization -- Movement activities aimed at diverse populations -- Racial, ethnic, and immigrant groups -- Gay and lesbian anti-crime movements -- International priorities -- Backlash -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore
  • 5. The influence of context and individual differences on responses to gender-related victimization -- Community characteristics and response to victims -- Organizational context and response to victims -- Restorative justice and peacemaking models -- Individual-level influences on responses to victims -- Stereotypes of typical crimes -- Victim behavior that falls short of others' expectations -- Victims who violate traditional gender role expectations -- Recasting victims as offenders -- Transforming the victim through court talk -- The media -- Decisions about victims of gender-related crime -- Victims exercising agency -- The self-directed crime victim -- Constraints on agency -- Too much criminal justice system involvement? -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- 6. Explanations of illegal behavior -- Economic marginalization -- Public policy and women's poverty -- Economic marginalization and women's criminality -- Neighborhood context -- White-collar crimes at the workplace -- Public policy and involvement in crime -- Questions answered by macrolevel explanations -- The life course and pathways perspectives -- Girls' and women's pathways into delinquency and crime -- Childhood abuse -- Women who kill abusive intimate partners -- The centrality of relationships to other people -- Alternative pathways into and out of illegal behavior -- Gender identity and crime -- Boys and men breaking the law -- Girls and women breaking the law -- Gender identity in context -- Gender differences in the amount of delinquency -- Everyday practices -- Gender definitions -- Power control theory -- The salience of gender identity in the causation of crime and delinquency -- Biological explanations for females' and males' illegal behavior -- Offenders exercising agency in choosing to break the law -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web site to explore
  • 7. Gender and response to lawbreakers -- Macrolevel influences on responses to lawbreakers -- Countermovements against incarceration -- Organizational context and responses to people who break the law -- Police in the United States -- Juvenile court -- Women and men before the court -- Legal representation -- Presentence report -- Gender, familial paternalism, and sentencing -- Gender, race, and sentencing -- Concluding comments about sentencing -- Correctional and punitive responses -- Practices and interactions in the institutions -- Gender-responsive correctional programming -- Results of correctional reform efforts -- Continuing emphasis on extreme punishment -- International perspectives -- Individual-level explanations of responses to lawbreakers -- Offenders exercising agency : personal resources and decisions -- Organizations of sex workers -- Girls and women acting with agency -- Constraints on empowerment -- Social science considerations of agency -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- 8. Advances and challenges in understanding gender, crime, and justice -- Global perspective and globalization -- The relevance of context -- Intersections -- Agency and empowerment -- Complex theories -- Transgressing academic fields and theories within fields -- Gender and sexual orientation -- Research approaches -- Qualitative research -- Quantitative research -- Need for replication -- Final comments on justice -- Equivalent versus special treatment based on gender -- Public policy, legislation, and change -- Conclusion -- Key terms -- Review and discussion -- Web sites to explore -- Notes -- Glossary
Control code
58457003
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780761926306
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005006694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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