It's a Crime: Women and Justice, Fifth Edition, is an all-inclusive work on women and issues of justice. The most complete text available, it compiles over 35 essays that explore issues such as: the history of women'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 Roslyn Muraskin and leading scholars in the field, this edition highlights over twenty-two new essays and presents a thought-provoking dialogue concerning the major issues women face in the criminal justice system.
SECTION I Historical development of women's issues Chapter 1 "Ain't I a Woman?" Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 2 Feminist Theories Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 3 A Contextual History of Black Women Executions: a Chronicle of Resistance to Systemic Gendered Racism David v. Baker SECTION II Women and the Law Chapter 4 Mothers, Children and Crime: The Role of Parenting in Women's Desistance after Incarceration Venezia Michalsen Chapter 5 Perpetrators and Victims: Maternal Filicide and Mental Illness Stacey L. Shipley Chapter 6 Postpartum Syndromes and the Legal System Cheryl L. Meyer and Tara C. Proano-Raps Chapter 7 Listening to Women's Voices: Considering why Mothers Kill their Children Cheryl L. Meyer and Cindy E. Weisbart Chapter 8 Lives in Transition: A Needs Assessment of Women Exiting from Prostitution Stacy L. Mallicoat Chapter 9 Abortion: Is It a Right of Privacy or Compulsory Childbearing? Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 10 Murdering for Motherhood: A New Breed of Female Murderers Etta F. Morgan Chapter 11 Trafficking in Women Ann Janette Alejanno Steele and Liying Li Chapter 12 Human Trafficking of Young Women and Girls for Sexual Exploitation Thozama Lutya SECTION III WOMEN: VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE Chapter 13 Women: Second Class Citizens? Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 14 It's not Sex, it's Rape Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 15 Explaining Fear of Crime as Fear of Rape Among College Females: An Examination of Multiple Campuses in the United States Rhonda R. Dobbs, Courtney Waid & Tara O'Connor Shelley Chapter 16 National Crime Survey and Rape Helen Eigenberg Chapter 17 Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence? (IPV) Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 18 Older Battered women: Telling the Stories of Four Women who live with IPV for Twenty Years or More Suzanne Faries Lowe and Laura J. Moriarty Chapter 19 Sexual Harassment: Part of the Continuum of Violence against Women Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 20 Female Victims and Cyberstalking Legislation Janice Joseph SECTION IV Women Incarcerated Chapter 21 Disparate Treatment of Women: Historical Overview Roslyn Muraskin Chapter 22 Gender and Corrections: Comparing Facilities and Programs Alana Van Gundy Chapter 23 Three Strikes and Its Women Who are Out: The Hidden Consequences for Women of Criminal Justice Policy Reforms Mona J.E. Danner Chapter 24 Behind the Walls of Injustice: Assessing the Impact of Maternal Incarceration on Women and Children Zina T. McGee, Whytnee Foriest, Kdari Taylor-Watson, Amanda red, Tiffany and Brittany Kirkland Chapter 25 Witnessing through Memoir: A Restorative Justice Tool Erika Duncan Chapter 26 Female Recidivists Speak about their Experience in Drug Court while Engaging in Appreciative Inquiry Michael Fischer, Brenda Geiger and Mary Ellen Hughes Chapter 27 Mentally Ill Women in Jails: Asylums for the Invisible Rosemary Guido and Lanette Dalley Chapter 28 Doing HIV/AIDS "time" : Healthcare needs of Women Prisoners Barbara H. Zaitzow and Mark M. Lanier Chapter 29 Women's Re-entry Experiences: Resources from Network Relationships Hoan N. Bui Chapter 30 Women on Death row Etta F. Morgan SECTION V Women and Criminal Justice Professions Chapter 31 Early Policing in the United States: "Help Wanted - Women Need Not Apply" Martin L. O'Connor Chapter 32 The Policies of United States Police Departments: Equal Access, Equal Treatment? Corine Schulze Chapter 33 A Paler Shade of Blue: Women and the Police Subculture Kim M. Lersch and Thomas Bazley Chapter 34 The Career Trajectories of Female Police Executives Cara Rabe-Hemp Chapter 35 The Dislike of Female Offenders Among Correctional Officers: A Need for Specialized Training Christine E. Rasche Chapter 36 Women in the Legal Profession: Challenges for the 21st Century Jody Clay-Warner, Jennifer McMahon-Howard & Katie James SECTION VI A Note on Women and Terrorism Chapter 37 Women's Attitudes Toward the Threat of Terror Ramona Brockett, Jonathan C. Odo, & Peter Ezekwenna Conclusions and a Look to the Future Roslyn Muraskin