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Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women

By Halder, Debarati,Jaishankar, K.
  • ISBN Code: : 1522524738
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Law
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Law is a multi-dimensional aspect of modern society that constantly shifts and changes over time. In recent years, the practice of therapeutic jurisprudence has increased significantly as a valuable discipline. Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the strategic role of jurisprudential practices to benefit women and protect women’s rights. Highlighting a range of perspectives on topics such as reproductive rights, workplace safety, and victim-offender overlap, this book is ideally designed for academics, practitioners, policy makers, students, and practitioners seeking research on utilizing the law as a social force in modern times.

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: women-exiting-prison.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Women’s incarceration is on the rise globally and this has significant intergenerational, economic and humanitarian costs for communities across the world. While there have been efforts to implement reform, particularly in countries such as Canada, UK, US and Australia, the growing evidence suggests women’s prisons and the support structures surrounding them are in crisis. This collection of critical essays presents groundbreaking research on women’s post-imprisonment policy, practice and experiences. It is the first collection to offer international perspectives on gender, criminalisation, the effects of imprisonment and women-centred approaches to the short and long-term support of women exiting prison. It offers cutting-edge insights into contemporary policy developments and women’s experiences across the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and Northern Ireland. The collection makes two important contributions. First, it marks a departure from an instrumental and individual focus on ‘what works’ to reduce women’s offending and re-offending behaviour - a prevailing approach within competing collections focused on post-release issues. Second, it presents critical, original research with robust empirical foundations to revive feminist criminological engagement around gender, imprisonment, and most critically, post-release management, support and survival. The collection will appeal to academics and community-based advocates, activists, lawyers and practitioners engaged in advocacy and service provision for imprisoned women. It is also an important and unique analysis for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying criminological and social science courses particularly those related to gender and crime, imprisonment and correctional policy and qualitative research methods.

Women’s Imprisonment and the Case for Abolition

By Linda Moore,Phil Scraton,Azrini Wahidin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351792148
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 854
  • Pdf File: women-s-imprisonment-and-the-case-for-abolition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 2007, the Corston Report recommended a far-reaching, radical, ‘women-centred’ approach to women’s imprisonment in England and Wales. It suggested a ‘fundamental re-thinking’ about how services to support women in conflict with the law are delivered in custody and in the community, recommending the development and implementation of a decarceration strategy. This argued for appropriate treatment programmes in the community, reserving prison for only those women who commit serious and violent offences. Ten years on, what progress has been made? What is the relationship between Corston’s vision and a more radical abolitionist agenda? Drawing on a range of international scholarship, this book contributes to the critical discourse on the penal system, human rights, and social injustice, revealing the consequences of imprisonment on the lives of women and their families. A decade on from Corston's publication, it critically reviews her report, revealing the slow progress in meeting the reforms it proposed. Identifying the significant barriers to change, it questions the failure to reverse the unrelenting growth of the women’s prison population or to transform state responses to women’s offending. Reflecting the global expansion of women’s imprisonment, particularly marked in advanced democratic societies, the chapters include comparative contributions from jurisdictions where Corston’s recommendations have relevance. It concludes with a critical appraisal of reformism and the case for penal abolition. Essential for applied and theory courses on prisons, punishment, and penology; social justice and the criminology of human rights; gender and crime; and feminist criminology.

Gender and Crime

By Marisa Silvestri,Chris Crowther-Dowey
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1473965942
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 826
  • Pdf File: gender-and-crime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a comprehensive and critical introduction to the field of gender and crime, re-thinking the key themes and debates within a human rights framework. Integrating empirical, theoretical and policy-related material, this Second Edition has been significantly updated, and now includes; Full consideration of the 2010-2015 Coalition Government and its effect on gender and crime within England and Wales A new chapter relating criminological theory to gender and crime A new chapter discussing the history of gender and crime A new chapter analysing contemporary issues in gender and crime in a globalised world Fully updated learning features including; Chapter Overviews, Key Words, Study Questions, Chapter Summaries, Key Further Readings and a Glossary. Gender and Crime: A Human Rights Approach is essential reading for students studying criminology, sociology, social policy and gender studies.

Punishment and Incarceration

By Mathieu Deflem
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1783509074
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: punishment-and-incarceration.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume in the series Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance deals with aspects of punishment, including sentencing, incarceration, and prison conditions, in a variety of settings at local, national, and/or regional levels.

Resolutions and Decisions Adopted by the General Assembly during its Seventy-first Session

By United Nations Department of General Assembly and Conference Management
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  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Book Code : 9210605993
  • Total of Pages : 1064
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 883
  • Pdf File: resolutions-and-decisions-adopted.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first volume of the official record of the resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its seventy-first session, 2016-2017.

Inside This Place, Not of It

By Ayelet Waldman,Robin Levi
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  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Book Code : 1786632306
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: inside-this-place-not-of-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inside This Place, Not of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States. Here, in their own words, thirteen narrators recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their harrowing struggle for survival once inside. Among the narrators: Theresa, who spent years believing her health and life were in danger, being aggressively treated with a variety of medications for a disease she never had. Only on her release did she discover that an incompetent prison medical bureaucracy had misdiagnosed her with HIV. Anna, who repeatedly warned apathetic prison guards about a suicidal cellmate. When the woman killed herself, the guards punished Anna in an attempt to silence her and hide their own negligence. Teri, who was sentenced to up to fifty years for aiding and abetting a robbery when she was only seventeen. A prison guard raped Teri, who was still a teenager, and the assaults continued for years with the complicity of other staff.

Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issues [2 volumes]

By Vickie Jensen
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313068267
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: women-criminals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A unique, two-volume study that examines female crime and the women who commit it. • Biographical profiles of women who have been charged with crimes

The American Convention on Human Rights

By Ludovic Hennebel,Hélène Tigroudja
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190222360
  • Total of Pages : 1649
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: the-american-convention-on-human-rights.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The American Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary is the first comprehensive and systematic article-by-article commentary of the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR) in English. This book offers an exhaustive and critical analysis of each of the 82 articles of the Convention, covering the substantive elements of the rights and freedoms protected, as well as institutional and procedural aspects. Each chapter contains an introduction and a comparative perspective of the provision commented on; a review of the drafting history of the provision; and a critical commentary on the interpretation of the provision in light of the rich case-law of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.