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Gender, Psychology, and Justice : The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System (Hardcover)

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Reveals how gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation in ways that impact the legal status and well-being of women and girls in the justice system.  

Women and girls’ contact with the justice system is often influenced by gender-related assumptions and stereotypes. The justice practices of the past 40 years have been largely based on conceptual principles and assumptions—including personal theories about gender—more than scientific evidence about what works to address the specific needs of women and girls in the justice system. Because of this, women and girls have limited access to equitable justice and are increasingly caught up in outdated and harmful practices, including the net of the criminal justice system. 

Gender, Psychology, and Justice
uses psychological research to examine the experiences of women and girls involved in the justice system. Their experiences, from initial contact with justice and court officials, demonstrate how gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation to impact legal status and well-being. The volume also explains the role psychology can play in shaping legal policy, ranging from the areas of corrections to family court and drug court.  

Gender, Psychology, and Justice provides a critical analysis of girls’ and women’s experiences in the justice system. It reveals the practical implications of training and interventions grounded in psychological research, and suggests new principles for working with women and girls in legal settings.
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Psychology, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Series Title: Psychology and Crime
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: New York Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2017
TCIN: 51966222
UPC: 9781479819850
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-5471
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