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Criminal Justice Politics and Women

The Aftermath of Legally Mandated Change, 1st Edition

By Claudine Schweber, Clarice Feinman


136 pages

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Experts provide important insights on the intent and subsequent outcome of legislated change at the national and local levels in the area of criminal justice and women. Here is a revealing examination of the impact of judicial and legislative changes on the treatment of female victims and offenders in the areas of corrections, domestic violence, sexual assault, and prostitution look at actual case studies demonstrates that the condition of women’s lives will not be changed merely by going to court or getting a new law. This is an enlightening book for readers who may believe that discrimination can be eliminated through legal changes alone.

Table of Contents

Contents The Impact of Legally Mandated Change on Women Prisoners

  • Part I. Domestic Violence--Battered Women
  • Restraining Orders for Battered Women: Issues of Access and Efficacy
  • Domestic Violence in Criminal Court: An Examination of New Legislation in Ohio
  • Part II: Sexual Assault
  • Rape Law Reform: The New Cosmetic for Canadian Women
  • Sexual Assault Prosecution: An Examination of Model Rape Legislation in Michigan
  • Part III: Prostitution
  • The White Slave Traffic Act: Historical Impact of a Federal Crime Policy on Women
  • New York State’s Prostitution Statute: Case Study of the Discriminatory Application of a Gender Neutral Law
  • Part IV: Annotated Bibliography

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies