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Women in Prison: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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Publisher Comments:

Focusing on an often overlooked subject, this volume explores women's incarceration, from the first women-only prison to modern state-of-the-art facilities. It explores controversies, problems, and solutions, such as excessive discipline, the lack of training programs, sexual abuse, medical services, and visitation policies.

The book also investigates key issues such as the background of inmates, the disproportionate number of African American and Hispanic prisoners because of the "war on drugs," and how women cope with the separation from their children and families. A full chapter is devoted to important people and events, from the first female jail keeper in 1822 to changing prison goals and the impact of feminism.

Book News Annotation:

This reference provides a compelling picture of the history, issues, people, and experience of women in prison in the US. The volume includes a history of women's prisons, discussion of issues and solutions, a selection of autobiographical statements of women prisoners, profiles of significant prisoners, and the experience of women guards. Appendices contain an annotated list of organizations, including government and international agencies, and a bibliography. Banks teaches criminal justice at Northern Arizona U. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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SERIES HIGHLIGHTS: - Thematic essay and topical entry formats- Extensive resources for further research- Coverage of critical issues facing America and the world

Synopsis:

A concise survey of the treatment of jailed women in America since the early 1800s, their unique problems, the effect on their families, and the state of prisons today.

Synopsis:

• Includes an abundance of resources for further research including extensive statistics on the number of women in state and federal prisons by race, the proportion of women jailed for violent offenses, and characteristics of female state prison inmates

• An annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources such as Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Corrections Today, and Women, Crime, and Justice

Synopsis:

• Provides a broad overview of the topic from several perspectives, resulting in a thorough introduction

• Offers a unique and valuable insight into the lives of women behind bars

• Explores in detail alternative options to putting women in jail

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576079294
Editor:
Vasan, Mildred
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Editor:
Vasan, Mildred
Author:
Banks, Cyndi
Subject:
General
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Female offenders
Subject:
Reformatories for women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Edition Description:
hardcover
Series:
Contemporary World Issues
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
9.48x6.04x.88 in. 1.02 lbs.
Age Level:
12-22

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"Synopsis" by , SERIES HIGHLIGHTS: - Thematic essay and topical entry formats- Extensive resources for further research- Coverage of critical issues facing America and the world
"Synopsis" by , A concise survey of the treatment of jailed women in America since the early 1800s, their unique problems, the effect on their families, and the state of prisons today.
"Synopsis" by , • Includes an abundance of resources for further research including extensive statistics on the number of women in state and federal prisons by race, the proportion of women jailed for violent offenses, and characteristics of female state prison inmates

• An annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources such as Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Corrections Today, and Women, Crime, and Justice

"Synopsis" by , • Provides a broad overview of the topic from several perspectives, resulting in a thorough introduction

• Offers a unique and valuable insight into the lives of women behind bars

• Explores in detail alternative options to putting women in jail

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