Female Criminals : An Examination and Interpretation of Female Offending
This book presents the historical, legal, and social aspects of female criminals and their offenses. It focuses mainly on the United States but also discusses female criminality around the world. It explores the treatment and experiences of female criminals within the context of the social, legal, and criminal justice systems in which they operate. Chapters highlight sociodemographic characteristics, explore myth and legends about notorious female criminals, and discuss the impact of drugs on criminality. The book also discusses gender-specific crimes, and issues related to apprehension and processing.