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Breaking Women

Author : Jill A. McCorkel
ISBN : 9780814764978
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the 2014 Division of Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology Finalist for the 2013 C. Wright Mills Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women’s rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. As a result, women’s prisons in the US have suffered perhaps the most drastically from the overcrowding and recurrent budget crises that have plagued the penal system since harsher drugs laws came into effect. In Breaking Women, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women’s prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly affected those incarcerated there, and how the very nature of punishment in women’s detention centers has been deeply altered as a result. Through compelling interviews with prisoners and state personnel, McCorkel reveals that popular so-called “habilitation” drug treatment programs force women to accept a view of themselves as inherently damaged, aberrant addicts in order to secure an earlier release. These programs were created as a way to enact stricter punishments on female drug offenders while remaining sensitive to their perceived feminine needs for treatment, yet they instead work to enforce stereotypes of deviancy that ultimately humiliate and degrade the women. The prisoners are left feeling lost and alienated in the end, and many never truly address their addiction as the programs’ organizers may have hoped. A fascinating and yet sobering study, Breaking Women foregrounds the gendered and racialized assumptions behind tough-on-crime policies while offering a vivid account of how the contemporary penal system impacts individual lives. Instructor's Guide
Category: Social Science

Breaking The Rules

Author : Marcia Hill
ISBN : 9781317713050
Genre : Law
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Breaking the Rules: Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy challenges therapists, public policymakers, voters, and those in the criminal justice system to find treatment options, empowerment strategies, viable resources, community support, and policies that can help women with problems such as drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and prostitution rather than perpetually punishing them. Breaking the Rules shows you how our society makes ‘other’of those among us who are most vulnerable, injured, and without resources. It digs under your skin and forces you to look at: the histories of abuse among women who have murdered their partners the impact of race and ethnicity on patterns of mothering and caretaking of children of women prisoners the lack of treatment options for addicted women prisoners how prison reawakens the feelings of powerlessness in women who have suffered childhood physical and sexual abuse helping women inmates develop marketable educational and vocational skills, support systems, and positive perceptions of themselves collaborative strategies that challenge the status quo of programs and support available to female offenders and their families a relational model of treatment that is based on the integration of three theoretical perspectives the strengths and limitations of twelve step programs for women Mapping the problems and offering solutions, Breaking the Rules walks you through treatment strategies and self-confirming experiences--such as feminist therapy, prisoner-led support groups, affirmative prison programming, and art therapy--that help women draw on their strengths, come to terms with their pasts, and meet future challenges head on.
Category: Law

Breaking The Political Glass Ceiling

Author : Barbara Palmer
ISBN : 9781135891756
Genre : Political Science
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Why has the integration of women into Congress been so slow? Is there a "political glass ceiling" for women? Although women use the same strategic calculations as men to decide when to run, the decision regarding where to run is something else. While redistricting has increasingly protected incumbents, it also has the unintended consequence of shaping the opportunities for female candidates. The political geography and socio-economic profile of districts that elect women differ substantially from districts that elect men. With data on over 10,000 elections and 30,000 candidates from 1916 to the present, Palmer and Simon explore how strategy and the power of incumbency affect women’s decisions to run for office. Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling is the most comprehensive analysis of women in congressional elections available. The Second Edition is fully updated to reflect the pivotal 2006 mid-term elections, including Nancy Pelosi’s rise to Speaker of the House, Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, and a record number of women serving as committee chairs. Additionally, the authors have created a website, found at, to highlight key features of the book and provide updates throughout the election cycle.
Category: Political Science

Breaking The Brass Ceiling

Author : Dorothy Moses Schulz
ISBN : 0275981800
Genre : Political Science
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Profiles the top women cops and their rise to the top of their departments.
Category: Political Science

Breaking And Entering

Author : Susan Ehrlich Martin
ISBN : 0520046447
Genre : Social Science
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Explores the problems women face beginning a career in the traditionally male-oriented profession of police work, and the ways they have learned to deal with these problems
Category: Social Science

Breaking The Silence

Author : Elsbeth Robson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070002006
Genre : Abused women
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Category: Abused women

Breaking Ground

Author : Getzel M. Cohen
ISBN : 0472031740
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents twelve adventurous, courageous, and often-overlooked woman archaeologists and their contributions to the field of Old World archaeology
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women Breaking Boundaries

Author : Janet Kalven
ISBN : 0791443329
Genre : Business & Economics
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Through memoir, interviews, and historical overview, Women Breaking Boundaries chronicles the evolution in the United States of the Grail—an organization of Catholic lay women dedicated to restoring the Christian spirit to all aspects of life. Janet Kalven, who has been part of the movement since its inception in the early 1940s, traces its development through 1995.
Category: Business & Economics

Breaking Boundaries

Author : Sherrie A. Inness
ISBN : 1587291150
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Breaking The Mold

Author : Lotte Bailyn
ISBN : 9780029012819
Genre : Business & Economics
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Addresses the problems of balancing work and home life, and advocates that businesses change their management styles to accommodate workers with families.
Category: Business & Economics