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Harsh Punishment
International Experiences of Women's Imprisonment
Sandy Cook, ed.; Susanne Davies, ed.

Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law

1999 • 352 pp. 6 x 9"
Criminal Justice / Women's Studies / SENTENCING

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-55553-411-0

A pioneering collection of personal accounts from criminal justice scholars, practitioners, and activists, and from current and former prisoners themselves.

While the number of incarcerated women is dramatically escalating, women prisoners throughout the world are largely an invisible and neglected population. These comparative essays examine thoroughly the unique problems, challenges, and issues facing women inmates in the United States, Canada, England, New Zealand, Poland, and Thailand.

The insightful volume fills a major gap in criminal justice literature, and it provides a solid basis for further discussion of the too-long ignored subject of women's imprisonment.