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Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

Corinne C. Datchi and Julie R. Ancis


This book offers a critical analysis of girls’ and women’s experiences in the justice system, from their initial contact with law enforcement to their interaction with prosecutors, judges, and other court officials. Examining the gendered organization of the justice system is an essential step towards gender equity and effective practice in diverse legal settings. This includes recognition of the way women’s intersecting identities influence their perception and experience of the law and the justice system. This book discusses the way gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation ... More

Keywords: gender, justice, psychology, women, girls, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479819850
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479819850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Corinne C. Datchi, editor
Seton Hall University

Julie R. Ancis, editor
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Corinne C. Datchi and Julie R. Ancis

Part I Women and Girls in Various Justice Settings

1 Women and Family Court

Julie R. Ancis

2 Women, Domestic Violence, and the Criminal Justice System

Lenore E. A. Walker and Carlye B. Conte

3 Women, Sex Trafficking, and the Justice System

Thema Bryant-Davis, Tyonna Adams, and Anthea Gray

5 Women, Incarceration, and Reentry

Elizabeth A. Lilliott, Elise M. Trott, Nicole C. Kellett, Amy E. Green, and Cathleen E. Willging

6 Girls in Juvenile Detention Facilities

Kendra R. Brewster and Kathleen M. Cumiskey

Part II Specific Populations of Justice-Involved Women and Girls

7 Transwomen in the Criminal Justice System

Alexis Forbes and Kevin L. Nadal

9 Women, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System

Erica G. Rojas, Laura Smith, and Randolph M. Scott-Mclaughlin II

11 Women and the Criminal Justice System

Jonathan Schwartz and Jennifer Bahrman

Conclusion Gender, Psychology, and Justice

Julie R. Ancis and Corinne C. Datchi