Equal protection of the law? : gender and justice in the United States /

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Author / Creator:Atwell, Mary Welek, 1943-
Imprint:New York : Peter Lang, c2002.
Description:vi, 216 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:Studies in crime & punishment ; v. 1
Studies in crime and punishment ; v. 1.
Subject:Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Women -- Crimes against -- United States -- History.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Sex role -- United States -- History.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.
Sex role.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
United States.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4735041
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ISBN:0820455024
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-216).
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Early American Institutions
  • Women Challenge the Law of Domestic Relations
  • Constitutional Challenges
  • Chapter 3. Participating in the Criminal Justice System
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • The Practice of Law
  • Jury Service
  • Chapter 4. Women and Girls as Victims
  • Living in a Climate of Violence
  • Rape
  • Introduction
  • Woman Battering/Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Justice Responses
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • The VAWA Perspective
  • Chapter 5. Victims and Offenders: Gender as the Link
  • Victims and Offenders: Delinquent Girls
  • Victims Who Become Offenders: Battered Women Who Kill
  • Prostitution: The Vicious Cycle
  • Chapter 6. Punishing Women: The Experience of Female Offenders
  • Chapter 1. Definitions, Examples, and Analytical Tools
  • The Numbers
  • Behind the Numbers
  • Casualties in the War on Drugs
  • Establishing Prisons for Women
  • Prison Life
  • Women on Death Row
  • Chapter 7. Regulating Reproduction
  • Historical Background
  • Controlling the Unfit
  • Privacy and Reproductive Rights
  • Sex/Gender
  • Criminalizing Pregnant Women
  • Chapter 8. Concluding Thoughts
  • Notes
  • Appendices
  • Appendix 1. The Seneca Falls Declaration
  • Appendix 2. Bradwell v. Illinois
  • Appendix 3. Muller v. Oregon
  • Appendix 4. Thompson v. Thompson
  • Appendix 5. Adkins v. Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia
  • Appendix 6. Hoyt v. Florida
  • Patriarchy
  • Appendix 7. Frontiero v. Richardson
  • Appendix 8. United States v. Virginia
  • Appendix 9. Dothard v. Rawlinson
  • Appendix 10. Buck v. Bell
  • Appendix 11. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey
  • Appendix 12. Film and Fiction
  • Bibliography
  • Feminism
  • Analytical Tools
  • Two Court Cases as Examples
  • Chapter 2. Citizenship, Constitutional Rights, and Equality: Elusive Goals