Women and the Criminal Justice System: Failing Victims and Offenders
English | 12 July 2018 | ISBN: 3319767739 | 270 Pages
Bringing together academics and professionals, this edited collection considers key issues in current criminal justice policy and practice related specifically to women to answer the important question: are women being failed by the criminal justice system? In a landscape where women’s involvement in the criminal justice system still tends to be ignored or lost in discussions about men, contributors place special emphasis on women as both victims and offenders. The chapters cover a wide range of topics relating to women and crime, including: violent and sexual victimization, violent offending, sentencing and punishment, and rape myths.