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Itrs"s a Crime: Women and Justice, Fourth Edition,is an all-inclusive work on women and issues of justice. The most complete, up-to-date text available, it compiles over 50 essays that explore issues such as: the history of womenrs"s issues; women and the law; women and violence; women and health problems; gender and race, women and prison; women and criminal justice professions; women and terrorism; and girls and delinquency. Written by Rosalyn Muraskin and leading scholars in the field, this edition highlights over thirty new essays and presents a thought-provoking dialogue concerning the major tribulations women face in the criminal justice system.
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
SECTION I HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S ISSUES
Chapter 1 "Ain't I a Woman?"
Chapter 2 Taming Women and Nature: The Criminal Justice System and the Creation of Crime in Salem Village
Nanci Koser Wilson
Chapter 3 Feminist Theories: Are They Needed?
Chapter 4 "Mule-Headed Slave Women Refusing to Take Foolishness from Anybody": A Prelude to Future Accommodation, Resistance, and Criminality
Laura T. Fishman
SECTION II WOMEN AND THE LAW
Chapter 5 Perpetrators and Victims: Maternal Filicide and Mental Illness
Stacey L. Shipley
Chapter 6 Postpartum Syndrome and the Legal System
Tara C. Proano-Raps and Cheryl L. Meyer
Chapter 7 The Effects of Specialized Supervision on Women Probationers: An Evaluation of the POWER Program
Arthur J. Lurigio, Loretta Stalans, Lorena Roque, Magnus Seng, and Jennifer Ritchie
Chapter 8 Abortion: Is It a Right to Privacy or Compulsory Childbearing?
SECTION III WOMEN: VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE
Chapter 9 Fatal Attraction in Arizona: Glenn Close on Trial?
Mary Jackson and Cyndi Banks
Chapter 10 The Crime of Rape
Chapter 11 Forced Sexual Intercourse in Dating: Testing a Model
Robert T. Sigler, Ida M. Johnson, and Etta F. Morgan
Chapter 12 Guiding Philosophies for Rape Crisis Centers
Stacy L. Mallicoat, Stephanie Amedeo Marquez, and Jill Leslie Rosenbaum
Chapter 13 The Historical Role of and Views toward Victims and the Evolution of Prosecution Policies in Domestic Violence
Chapter 14 The Impact of Law Enforcement Policies on Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Susan L. Miller and Elicka S.L. Peterson
Chapter 15 The Limitations of Current Approaches to Domestic Violence
Chapter 16 When the Victim Recants: The Impact of Expert Witness Testimony in Prosecution of Battering Cases
Alisa Smith and Rose Marie Rotondi
Chapter 17 Beyond Shelter: Expanding Spheres of Influence for Reducing Violence against Women—A Case Study of Hubbard House in Jacksonville, Florida
Michael Hallett and Suzanne Zahrly
Chapter 18 Resistance, Compliance, and the Climate of Violence: Understanding Battered Women's Contacts with Police