Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations (Women in the Criminal Justice System 2nd Revised edition)

Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations (Women in the Criminal Justice System 2nd Revised edition)

By: Nancy C. Jurik (author), Susan Ehrlich Martin (author)Hardback

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'Martin and Jurik provide a clear body of evidence illuminating the gendered nature of criminal justice occupations. Of the multitude of feminist works on this topic, this is one of the best analyses available.'uCRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEWDoing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on womenAEs justice work roles over the past 40 years. New to the Second Edition:aa Introduces a wider range of workplace diversity and experiences: An expanded sociological theoretical framework grasps the interplay of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in understanding workplace identities and inequities. Provides a better understanding of the centrality of gender issues to understanding the legal and criminal justice system in general: This edition further connects womenAEs work experiences to social trends and consequent changes in legal system and in criminal justice agencies. Offers a more international perspective: More material is included on women lawyers, police, and correctional officers in countries outside the U.S. Intended Audience:aa This is an excellent supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Gender Work; Women and Work; Sociology of Work and Occupations; Women and the Criminal Justice System; and Gender Justice in the departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, WomenAEs Studies, and Social Work.

About Author

Susan Ehrlich Martin recently retired from government after 15 years as a program director at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Prior to that, she directed several research studies at the Police Foundation and the National Research Council. Her previous and continuing research interests focus on women's problems as workers, victims, and substance abusers. Her other books include Breaking and Entering: Police Women on Patrol (University of California Press, 1980) and On the Move: The Status of Women in Policing (Police Foundation, 1990). Nancy Jurik is a sociologist and professor in the School of Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She has published research articles in the areas of gender and work, professionalization, changing workplace organizations, self-employment, and economic development programs. She has also published Bootstrap Dreams: U.S. Microenterprise Development in an Era of Welfare Reform (Cornell University Press, 2005).


List of Tables Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Changes in Criminal Justice, Occupations, and Women in the Workplace The CJS: Mission, Processes, and Workforce Historical Context of Women in Justice Occupations Legal Changes Systemic Reforms and Expanded Opportunities for Women Women and Today's Justice Occupations Contents of the Second Edition of This Book A Note on Perspective and Terminology Endnotes 2. Explanations for Gender Inequality in the Workplace Categorical Approaches to Gender Inequality at Work Challenging Gender Dichotomies: Gender as Process Our Approach: The Social Construction of Gender in the Workplace Doing Gender in Work Organizations Summary Endnotes 3. The Nature of Police Work and Women's Entry Into Law Enforcement An Historical Overview: From Matron to Chief The Increasing Representation of Women in Police Work The Nature of Policing: Scope of Work and Occupational Culture The Police Culture and Men's Opposition to Women Officers Barriers to Women Officers: Interaction, Ideology, and Images Summary Endnotes 4. Women Officers Encountering the Gendered Police Organization Gendered Organizational Logic: Policies and Practices Doing Gender on the Street: Dilemmas of Police-Citizen Encounters Women's Response: Adaptations, Costs, and Survival Strategies Summary Endnotes 5. Women Entering the Legal Profession: Change and Resistance Historical Overview: Barriers to Women in Law Before 1970 Changing Laws and Job Queues: Opening Legal Practice to Women Lawyers' Jobs, Specialties, and the Division of Legal Labor Gendered Legal Occupational Culture and Barriers to Women Summary Endnotes 6. The Organizational Logic of the Gendered Legal World and Women Lawyers' Response Gender Bias in Law School and Its Impact on the Learning Environment Gender Bias in the Firm, Office, and Agency The Impact of Gender Bias on Women Attorneys in Court and Beyond Organizational Logic and Limiting Opportunity Structures Women's Responses to Gender Bias: Adaptation and Innovation Summary Endnotes 7. Women in Corrections: Advancement and Resistance History of Women in Corrections: 1860s to 1960s Social Change and Changing Queues for Women COs in the 1970s Women's Movement Into CO Jobs in Men's Prisons: 1970s to Present Characteristics of Women COs in Men's Prisons CO Jobs as a Resource for Doing Gender Sites of Struggle: Gendered Interactions, Gendered Identities Summary 8. Gendered Organizational Logic and Women CO Response Gendered, Racialized, Sexualized, and Embodied Prison Organizations Social Context and the Shifting Organizational Logic of Corrections Prison Organizational Logic and Women's Careers Women's Performance: Adaptation and Innovation Summary 9. Doing Justice, Doing Gender Today and Tomorrow: Occupations, Organizations, and Change Our Theoretical Approach: A Recap Comparison of Opportunities, Barriers, and Women's Responses Do Women Make a Difference? Building Feminist Theory and Policy References List of Cases Cited Index About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781412927208
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781412927208
  • weight: 28
  • ISBN10: 141292720X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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