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Doing Justice, Doing Gender

Doing Justice, Doing Gender
Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations

Second Edition

June 2007 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'Martin and Jurik provide a clear body of evidence illuminating the gendered nature of criminal justice occupations. Of the multitude of feminist works on this topic, this is one of the best analyses available.'ùCRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEWDoing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on womenÆs justice work roles over the past 40 years. New to the Second Edition:áá Introduces a wider range of workplace diversity and experiences: An expanded sociological theoretical framework grasps the interplay of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in understanding workplace identities and inequities. Provides a better understanding of the centrality of gender issues to understanding the legal and criminal justice system in general: This edition further connects womenÆs work experiences to social trends and consequent changes in legal system and in criminal justice agencies. Offers a more international perspective: More material is included on women lawyers, police, and correctional officers in countries outside the U.S. Intended Audience:áá This is an excellent supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Gender &BAD:amp; Work; Women and Work; Sociology of Work and Occupations; Women and the Criminal Justice System; and Gender Justice in the departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, WomenÆs Studies, and Social Work.
List of Tables
1. Introduction: Changes in Criminal Justice, Occupations, and Women in the Workplace
The CJS: Mission, Processes, and Workforce

Historical Context of Women in Justice Occupations

Legal Changes

Systemic Reforms and Expanded Opportunities for Women

Women and Today's Justice Occupations

Contents of the Second Edition of This Book

A Note on Perspective and Terminology


2. Explanations for Gender Inequality in the Workplace
Categorical Approaches to Gender Inequality at Work

Challenging Gender Dichotomies: Gender as Process

Our Approach: The Social Construction of Gender in the Workplace

Doing Gender in Work Organizations



3. The Nature of Police Work and Women's Entry Into Law Enforcement
An Historical Overview: From Matron to Chief

The Increasing Representation of Women in Police Work

The Nature of Policing: Scope of Work and Occupational Culture

The Police Culture and Men's Opposition to Women Officers

Barriers to Women Officers: Interaction, Ideology, and Images



4. Women Officers Encountering the Gendered Police Organization
Gendered Organizational Logic: Policies and Practices

Doing Gender on the Street: Dilemmas of Police-Citizen Encounters

Women's Response: Adaptations, Costs, and Survival Strategies



5. Women Entering the Legal Profession: Change and Resistance
Historical Overview: Barriers to Women in Law Before 1970

Changing Laws and Job Queues: Opening Legal Practice to Women

Lawyers' Jobs, Specialties, and the Division of Legal Labor

Gendered Legal Occupational Culture and Barriers to Women



6. The Organizational Logic of the Gendered Legal World and Women Lawyers' Response
Gender Bias in Law School and Its Impact on the Learning Environment

Gender Bias in the Firm, Office, and Agency

The Impact of Gender Bias on Women Attorneys in Court and Beyond

Organizational Logic and Limiting Opportunity Structures

Women's Responses to Gender Bias: Adaptation and Innovation



7. Women in Corrections: Advancement and Resistance
History of Women in Corrections: 1860s to 1960s

Social Change and Changing Queues for Women COs in the 1970s

Women's Movement Into CO Jobs in Men's Prisons: 1970s to Present

Characteristics of Women COs in Men's Prisons

CO Jobs as a Resource for Doing Gender

Sites of Struggle: Gendered Interactions, Gendered Identities


8. Gendered Organizational Logic and Women CO Response
Gendered, Racialized, Sexualized, and Embodied Prison Organizations

Social Context and the Shifting Organizational Logic of Corrections

Prison Organizational Logic and Women's Careers

Women's Performance: Adaptation and Innovation


9. Doing Justice, Doing Gender Today and Tomorrow: Occupations, Organizations, and Change
Our Theoretical Approach: A Recap

Comparison of Opportunities, Barriers, and Women's Responses

Do Women Make a Difference?

Building Feminist Theory and Policy

List of Cases Cited
About the Authors

"Martin and Jurik provide a clear body of evidence illuminating the gendered nature of criminal justice occupations.  Of the multitude of feminist works on this topic, this is one of the best analyses available."


Sue Carter Collins
Georgia State University

I am not going to use this text for the Spring 2015 semester; however, I may still use it for the Fall 2015 semester.

Mrs Amanda Thomas
Law Police Science Dept, John Jay Clg Of Criminal Just
January 20, 2015

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