Women and the Criminal Justice System

Failing Victims and Offenders?

Editors: Milne, E., Brennan, K., South, N., Turton, J. (Eds.)

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  • Argues that the criminal justice system is failing women and girls
  • Presents original and accessible research on how to prioritise the necessary changes to the treatment of women within the criminal justice system
  • Covers topics including domestic violence, rape reporting, neonaticide, probation, and women in prison
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Bringing together academics and professionals, this edited collection considers key issues in current criminal justice policy and practice related specifically to women to answer the important question: are women being failed by the criminal justice system? In a landscape where women’s involvement in the criminal justice system still tends to be ignored or lost in discussions about men, contributors place special emphasis on women as both victims and offenders. The chapters cover a wide range of topics relating to women and crime, including: violent and sexual victimisation, violent offending, sentencing and punishment, and rape myths.

Since the peak of feminist criminal justice scholarship in the 1990s, the place of women in the criminal justice system has arguably slipped down the agenda and the authors of this collection draw on original research to make the compelling case for a swift remedy to this. Drawing on recent academic studies and professional experience to set an agenda for future research – as well as legal and policy reform – this book injects new life into the dialogue surrounding women and the criminal justice system. Innovative and timely, this collection of essays holds broad appeal to academics and practitioners, as well as students of criminology, criminal justice and law, and all those with an interest in feminism, justice, and inequality.


         

About the authors


Emma Milne is Lecturer in Criminology at Middlesex University, UK. 
Karen Brennan is Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, UK.
Nigel South is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Criminology, University of Essex, UK, and visiting Adjunct Professor at the Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Jackie Turton is Professor in the Sociology Department at Essex University, UK.

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“Ten years ago much optimism surrounded the delivery of the Corston Report on 'Women in the Criminal Justice System'. This edited collection serves as a thought-provoking and timely reminder on the extent to which such optimism was justified. Comprising  contributions from early career and established researchers, this book offers interesting and detailed analyses of what has been achieved and what remains to be done post Corston. It provides an excellent and highly recoomended appreciation of the complex inter-play between women's experiences of victimisation and offending: a 'must-read' for anyone new to the field.” (Sandra Walklate, Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology, University of Liverpool conjoint Chair of Criminology, UK; Monash University, Australia)

“Just over ten years ago the Corston report highlighted that the prison system was largely designed by men for men.  The papers included in this volume reflect on women’s experiences in the criminal justice system: they consider what has, or has not, been achieved in the period since Corston, the current state of play, and what we need to think about in terms of future strategies.    Its focus is on women’s involvement in the criminal justice system as a whole, rather than being simply characterized as “victims” or “offenders”. Written by both leading experts and those relatively new to the field, it provides a timely and refreshing perspective that will be of great interest to academics and policy makers alike. The insights contained in each of the papers underscore the need for women’s experiences to be at the centre of debates on crime and criminal justice policy.” (Jayne Mooney, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Women and the Criminal Justice System—Moving Beyond the Silo

    Pages 1-11

    Brennan, Karen (et al.)

  • Rape Myths in the Criminal Justice System

    Pages 15-41

    Gray, J. M. (et al.)

  • False Allegations of Sexual Violence: The Reality

    Pages 43-66

    Triggs OBE, Charlotte

  • Domestic Abuse: Predicting, Assessing and Responding to Risk in the Criminal Justice System and Beyond

    Pages 67-94

    Day, Aviah Sarah (et al.)

  • Criminalising Neonaticide: Reflections on Law and Practice in England and Wales

    Pages 95-117

    Brennan, Karen (et al.)

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and the Criminal Justice System
Book Subtitle
Failing Victims and Offenders?
Editors
  • Emma Milne
  • Karen Brennan
  • Nigel South
  • Jackie Turton
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76774-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76774-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76773-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09580-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 252
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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