Women and the Criminal Justice System: A Canadian Perspective, 3rd Edition
, D. Scharie Tavcer
Contributors: Brenda Restoule, Rai Reece, Shahid Alvi, Franca Cortoni, Shelley Brown, Mikaelia Miller, Michaela McGuire, and Christina Witt
Women and the Criminal Justice System: A Canadian Perspective, 3rd Edition is the only text of its kind to address the experiences of female offenders, victims, and workers in a single resource. National in scope, this resource features in-depth case-studies focused on important cases in Canadian criminal justice.
Part I offers an overview of women and the criminal justice system, including theoretical perspectives on criminality and the unique experiences of minorities and Indigenous women. Part II examines criminalized women and female youth, addressing risk factors, violent crime, mental health, rehabilitation, and more. Part III discusses addresses the victimization of women and girls, including the intersection of victimization and offending, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Part IV focuses on the systemic and structural issues faced by women working in all areas of the criminal justice system, including police officers, correctional officers, lawyers, and more
Classroom-friendly features such as “What Do You Think?” discussion boxes, exercises, end of chapter questions, and mini case studies encourage students to engage with the content and apply it to contemporary issues.