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

Second Edition


© 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
 
Acknowledgments
 
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  
Endnotes  
 
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  
Summary  
Endnotes  
 
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  
Summary  
Endnotes  
 
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  
Summary  
Endnotes  
 
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  
Summary  
Endnotes  
 
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  
Summary  
Endnotes  
 
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  
Summary  
 
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  
Summary  
 
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  
 
References
 
List of Cases Cited
 
Index
 
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."

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW

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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