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Women and Criminal Justice, Second Edition

  • Marilyn D. McShane
  • Ming-Li Hsieh
Series / Aspen Criminal Justice Series
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Women and Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive view of how gender, race, and class affect the status of women in the context of policing, courts, and corrections. Systematic and engaging, Hsieh and McShane integrate the perspectives and experiences of women who are employed in the criminal justice system, as well as those who are offenders or victims of crime. Written specifically for the undergraduate course, Women and Criminal Justiceopens a window onto the historical and contemporary landscape of the criminal justice system from the perspective of women.

New to the Second Edition:

A fresh approach to topical themes:

  • The challenges of measuring risk of rape and human trafficking
  • Social learning as an explanation of battering
  • Motherhood on trial
  • Female parolee/probationer needs and experiences
  • Factors leading to increased system involvement
  • When women work in men’s criminal justice arena
  • The #Metoo Movement and its impact
  • The changing complexion of American culture

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Clear examples of the problems facing women from diverse perspectives drawn from history, law, criminal justice, and criminology
  • The incorporation of evidence-based practices and cutting-edge research findings
  • Understanding challenges and barriers that inhibit or enable women’s access to opportunities in the criminal justice system and in the workplace
  • Developing creative thinking and problem-solving strategies across controversial issues surrounding gender and crime
  • A raised awareness of gender inequity and inequality local, nationally and globally
  • Additional resources from media, popular culture, and online outlets

Teaching materials Include:

  • Instructor’s manual with syllabi, additional assignments for students, and many teaching tips for the course.
  • Extensive chapter-by-chapter outlines
  • Complete test bank with a variety of assessments
  • PowerPoint lecture slides keyed to the text and providing additional assignments
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About the authors
Marilyn D. McShane
Professor of Criminal Justice
University of Houston-Downtown

Marilyn D. McShane is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston, Downtown. She has been co-principle investigator in a number of correctional research grants and her published work includes journal articles, monographs, encyclopedias, and books on a wide range of criminological and criminal justice subjects. Recent materials she has authored or coauthored include Criminological Theory, 6thedition, Pearson, 2014; A Thesis Resource Guide for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Prentice Hall, 2008; the three-volume set Youth Violence and Delinquency: Monsters and Myths (Praeger, 2008); and theEncyclopedia of Juvenile Justice (Sage, 2003). She is currently serving on the editorial board of the journal, Women and Criminal Justice.

Ming-Li Hsieh
Washington State University

Ming-Li Hsieh is a doctoral candidate in criminal justice and criminology at the Washington State University. She is a senior research associate at the Washington State Institute for Criminal Justice (WSICJ). She holds a bachelorrsquo;s degree in Japanese language and literature from the University of Chinese Culture in Taipei and a masterrsquo;s degree in security management from the University of Houston-Downtown. Before beginning her academic career, she was an assistant research fellow with trilingual skills at the Research Center of Security Affairs from Kainan University in Taiwan. Her research includes an examination of gender gap trends, risk assessment instruments, crime control polices, and comparative policing. Recently she has presented and published articles on comparative crime trends and public attitudes toward criminal justice system figures. She has also co-authored with Marilyn McShane and Frank Williams in a book on juvenile delinquency.

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Women and Criminal Justice , Gender and the Law
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