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Women, Prison, and Crime

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ISBN-10: 0534516890

ISBN-13: 9780534516895

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Joycelyn M. Pollock

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This text takes a comprehensive look at women in America's prisons, covering the history of women's prisons, crime rates, and sentencing practices. It provides detailed descriptions of prisoner subcultures, programs, management and staff issues, and legal issues of female prisoners, while also expanding beyond U.S. soil to compare women's prisons in other countries.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Dr. Joycelyn Pollock has been a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University-San Marcos (formerly Southwest Texas State University) since 1993. She previously served as a probation and parole officer in the state of Washington and a program review specialist for the New York Department of Correctional Services. She taught law and criminology at the University of Turku, Finland, as a Fulbright fellow and conducted training in the areas of criminology, sexual harassment and ethics. Dr. Pollock's many published works include PRISON: TODAY AND TOMORROW; WOMEN, LAW, AND SOCIAL CONTROL; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE: COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES; and MORALITY STORIES. She…    

Introduction to Women's Prisons: Differences and Disparities
Increasing Numbers, Increasing Controversy
Women's Prisons Across the United States
Research and the Female Offender
Conclusion: Unanswered Questions
Suggested Readings
History of Women's Prisons: The Legacy of Difference
Early Punishments and Places of Confinement
The Reformatory Era and Women
The End of the Reformatory Era
Conclusion: The Legacy of Difference
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Who Are the Women in Prison?
Female Criminality
Explanations for Female Criminality
A Profile of the Female Prisoner
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Entering Prison and Adjustment
A Building Boom of Women's Prisons
Entering the Prison
The Prison World
Co-correctional Facilities
Differences Between Women's and Men's Prisons
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Gender-Responsive Programming: The Reality of Difference
Drugs: A Solution Becomes a Problem
Inmates as Mothers
Gender-Responsive Programming
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Living in Prison
The Deprivations of Imprisonment
Adaptations: The Prisoner Subculture
Comparing Prisons for Women and Men
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Legal Issues of Incarcerated Women
Legal Challenges by Women
Causes of Action
Programming and Medical Services
Other Issues
Cross-Sex Supervision
Parity Versus Different Needs
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Working in Prison: Staff and Administration
Female Correctional Officers
Men Guarding Women
Officer Subculture
Interactions with Inmates
Management Issues in a Women's Prison
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Women Incarcerated: Jails and Prisons Around the World
Jail Inmates
Prisons for Women Across the World
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Conclusions and Future Directions
Legacies of the Past
Comparing Prisons for Women and Men
Parity Versus Difference
Gender-Specific Programming
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Table of Cases
Name Index
Subject Index