Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Treatment of women

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I am taking a class this semester called Crime, Gender, and Race and we  are now focusing on the treatment of women in the criminal justice system. We are learning that it is very hard for women to be taken seriously when they are apart of law enforcement, especially women who are minorities. They are either seen as weak and in need of protection or as masculine and lacking femininity. Women who offend are seen as being “bad” or “evil.” We are also learning that women who do end up in trouble with the law are treated more harshly than men because they do not adhere to the stereotype that women are suppose to be nurturing, caring, and submissive. Incarcerated women are also subject to being mistreated by officers who abuse their power which calls the integrity of our criminal justice system into question.


Written by deanna15

March 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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  1. I really wish in class we would talk about this issue more. The title of the course is “Minorities in America” and I feel we only focus on race which is very disappointing. Things like this are very important and are not talked about enough.


    March 30, 2010 at 5:44 pm

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