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Women and Crime

Reema Kaul (Author)
Synopsis This anthology explores the legal, sociological and psychological perspectives involving women and criminal justice. It covers sexual crimes, female victims, experiences societal reactions to sexual violence, and issues women and the law, women, drugs, and AIDS, women in prison, victims of violence, women in criminal justice professions, and girls and delinquency. This text takes comprehensive look at women in India’s prisons, covering the history of women’s prisons, crime rates, and sentencing practices. It provides detailed descriptions of provides detailed descriptions of prisoner subcultures, programs, management and staff issues, and legal issues of female prisoners. This text covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) Female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of Crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system. This is the only text to emphasize all three aspects. In this very important, timely edited volume, the editor expert in the field confront the legal sociological, and psychological perspectives involving women and criminal justice. Sexual crimes, female victims, experiences and societal reactions to sexual violence and issues of privacy are covered.
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About the author

Reema Kaul

Dr. Reema Kaul has been teaching at the Criminal Justice Department at Calcutta University since 1993. She has a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She graduate from the Algappa University with a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Criminal Justice. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Jadapur University. Previously, Dr. Kaul worked for nine years at the Berhampur University as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Coordinator of Criminal Justice; and, as Assistant Chair of social Sciences Department. She was also a Program Review Specialist at the Anna University department of Correctional Facility review Specialist, and an Adult probation and Parole Officer. Dr. Kaul has received the full bright Scholar Award, which allowed her the opportunity to teach at different renowned places in country.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women and Crime
Author Reema Kaul
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189612158
length viii+240p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.