This third edition provides thoroughly updated information on the status of women in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system, from incarcerated women to professionals in the legal, law enforcement, and correctional fields. While concentrating on the present, Clarice Feinman traces changes in theories, goals, practices, and policies concerning women of different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds--be they offenders, professionals, or reformers--since 1800, with a focus on why changes occurred. This unique text is an important tool for filling gaps in information, continuity, and understanding of issues affecting women in the up-hill battle to transform this male-dominated system.
About the Author:
CLARICE FEINMAN is Professor of Law and Justice at Trenton State College, New Jersey. She has been director of a rehabilitation program at the New York City Correctional Institution for Women and consultant/instructor to the New Jersey Department of Corrections Training Academy. Dr. Feinman is the founder and former editor of the international and interdisciplinary journal Women & Criminal Justice. She is the editor of The Criminalization of a Woman's Body (1992) and Criminal Justice Politics and Women: The Aftermath of Legally Mandated Change (with C. Schweber, 1985).