"A remarkable historical account of female offenders in Illinois."--"American Historical Review""Gives the reader insight into gender and racial disparities in our society and connects those disparities to women's daily lives."--"Criminal Justice Review""Significant and impressive."--"The Journal of American History"From the Publisher:
Focusing on women in Illinois prisons, this study investigates women's crimes and punishments over the past century and a half. A wide range of factors, including race and relative poverty, are examined. While there have over time been changes in the perception and punishment of criminality among women, Dodge points out that female prisoners have generally been treated as failures both in society and among other women.
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Descripción Northern Illinois University Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Dodge traces the changing patterns of women's crime and punishment from 1835 to the present. Using Illinois as a representative state, she tracks incarcerated women from the time they entered the justice system and reveals how such factors as race, marital status, age, education, and occupation affected the legal outcomes. Race was a critical variable, as African American women were incarcerated in numbers highly disproportionate to their percentage of the general population. Unlike their male counterparts, women were regularly interrogated about such topics as promiscuity, illegitimate births, venereal disease, interracial relationships, and use of alcohol. Far more intensive levels of surveillance and control existed in women's prisons than in men's, but evidence shows the disciplinary methods used for women succeeded less in creating docile and dutiful subjects than in stirring resistance and fostering a powerful inmate subculture. Highly readable yet theoretically sophisticated, "Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind" provides a striking collective portrait of incarcerated women while engaging current debates in criminology and women's history. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0875806112
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