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Crime Control and Women
Feminist Implications of Criminal Justice Policy

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Gender & Crime

February 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

With recent "tough on crime" policies of the 1990s, the negative impact on women and children reverberates with social unawareness. Using a feminist perspective, Crime Control and Women explores the adverse effects of the U.S. crackdown on crime. Edited by Susan L. Miller, this book exposes the unintended consequences of today crime control policies: how cuts from social services to pay for crime control can disproportionately affect women; how women incur increased responsibility for family while men serve longer sentences; and how government often victimizes women as third parties when women are associated with criminals.

Using policy-oriented contributions, the book discusses empirically driven and theoretically driven implications of today crime control policies. Miller provides a substantive introductory overview and a concluding summary, creating a cohesive text that emphasizes a reduction in crime through commitments to prevention, education, and treatment.

A timely book, Crime Control and Women is vital for criminal justice academics and practitioners, mental health professionals, and policy makers. It future implications also make it an essential component for courses related to criminology, criminal justice, gender studies, sociology, public policy, and social work.


Susan L Miller
Introduction
Mona Danner
Three Strikes and You're Out! What Will Women Pay for the Pitch?
James Massey, Susan L Miller and Anna Wilhelmi
Civil Forfeiture of Property
The Victimization of Women as Innocent Owners and Third Parties

 
Merry Morash and Lila Rucker
A Critical Look at the Idea of Boot Camp as a Correctional Reform
Elizabeth A Stanko
Warnings to Women
Police Advice and Women's Safety in Britain

 
Lynn Chancer
Gender, Class and Race in Three High Profile Crimes
The Cases of New Bedford, Central Park and Bensonhurst

 
Susan L Miller
The Tangled Web of Feminism and Community Policing
Stephanie Bush-Baskette
Investigating the Impact of the `War on Drugs' on the Incarceration of Black Females
Zoann K Snyder-Joy and Teresa A Carlo
Parenting through Prison Walls
Incarcerated Mothers and Children's Visitation Programs

 
John Braithwaite and Kathleen Daly
Masculinities, Violence and Communitarian Control
Claire M Renzetti
Connecting the Dots
Women, Public Policy and Social Control

 

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