Thursday, May 12, 2005
Southwestern CrimProf Myrna Raeder has an interesting article in the Spring, 2005 issue of Criminal Justice Magazine, A Primer on Gender-Related Issues that Affect Female Offenders. Here's the description:
With the overall crime rate on the decline, why are so many more women entering the criminal justice system today as compared to 30 years ago? And what are the consequences—to the women and especially to their families? Professor Myrna Raeder, of Southwestern University School of Law, offers an overview that examines the reasons behind the influx, the disparity in race and ethnicity, the effect on children of a mother’s incarceration, and the special needs and concerns of women prisoners over issues such as medical treatment, sexual abuse, and violence. It closes with suggestions to defense lawyers, prosecutors, correctional authorities, and legislators on how to alter the system to better respond to this growing criminal population.
Access to the full text requires ABA membership. [Jack Chin]