Wrongful Convictions Of Women: When Innocence Isn't Enough
Wrongful Convictions of Women: When Innocence Isn't Enough
Marvin Free and Mitch Ruesink reveal the distinctive role that gender dynamics so often play in the miscarriage of justice. Examining more than 160 cases involving such charges as homicide, child abuse, and drug-related offenses, the authors explore systemic failures in both policing and prosecution. They also highlight the intersecting roles of gender and race. Demonstrating how women encounter circumstances that are qualitatively different than those of men, the authors illuminate unique challenges facing women in the criminal justice system.
Comprehensive and exceptionally well-written.... Brings to the forefront one of the more troubling features of the US criminal justice system. (David V. Baker, Riverside Community College)
Excellent.... A source of inspiration and motivation for further theoretical and policy work. (Kristi Holsinger, University of Missouri--Kansas City)
Will be the definitive scholarly reference on this topic.... Essential.
About the Author
Marvin D. Free, Jr., is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Mitch Ruesink teaches psychology at Waukesha County Technical College. The two are coauthors