Images Of Women As Criminal Case Study

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1. An intersecting identity is when an individual has different factors that played a role in their own making in society. The factors are race, sex, the social class, ethnicity, and sexuality. These are very important to know when it comes to women 's experiences in crime because we can see how they are known in having an image of themselves as criminals. On chapter 2 on the subtitle of “Images of Women as Criminals” It tells us about how women change throughout time when it comes to committing crimes. It was always a man 's job to do so and you wouldn 't expect a woman to be as dangerous as their male counterpart. It is important to understand women when they commit crime on why they had to do because they had a certain motive to do so. …show more content…
One gender discrimination against women in the criminal justice system, would be questioning them if they are fit enough to deal with the environment within the justice system. Another would be the women facing sexual harassment within their workplace, if it is a male dominated job, then you will face those sexual remarks or even actions. A 3rd are would be can the women deal with the large expectation on them to live up against their male counterpart in the work field? That would be the stress hitter for most women because they are always tested by men to see if they can perform as well as them. Also with that being said, most police officer women would face life threatening discrimination as well as pressure to perform at a high level. Lastly, women face with the challenge of not getting paid equally as their male counterpart because they did not get received any equal treatment until the 1960s, that 's when they voice their opinions out and fought back according to the researcher Hale and Bennett. Just for being the opposite sex, women would get shame upon on doing any job. Because women are seen as a mother to provide food, cleaning, anything for their children and husband, but we are living in a time that women can do a better job than men and we need to appreciate their work to the fullest and even have a woman appreciation day for their hard work in our …show more content…
One challenge that women face upon leaving the prison is maintaining their health and not to go back to their substance abuse. If you are a heroin user while entering prison and you get to leave prison by serving your time, then there is a high chance of you going back to your old bad habit to do drugs again. Since they do not receive help within the prison, then it is harder for them to stay clean while they go outside. Another challenge would be the women to get to use of the life style which is being in the real world, aside from being in prison with a different lifestyle. It would be hard to adapt to working, taking care of your kids or just having a social life since most of the time, you as an inmate breath and live being in prison. Lastly, women would need to show that they are fit mothers if they had children once they entered prison. Most family members would not give the child to them because they might think that they are not ready to commit back to being a well good mother. Also the women would need to find the emotional support to give to their children to prove to them that they can be their mother once and again. Can they be fitted mothers to do? With the help that they can get within the prison, then I will say that they can be able to be well mother to their children, if they are committed to do so, only time will

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