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Hello, I am a Criminal Justice student doing a report on Feminist Criminology. I have to talk about the main theory, major critisicms and policy implications on Feminism. Being a Criminal Justice major at Indiana University, I am not very literate on Feminism. I was just wondering if it would be possible to help me by directing me in the right area. I have been to the law library and so forth, but that hasn't seemed to help me out. I am trying to look for things on the Internet and I found your program to be much more promising. If you could just send back any information I would be much appreciative. Sincerly, Jason

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM--and coincidently, I came across some information recently that will be of some help to you. There is a great article in this month's Hope Magazine (Sept./Oct. 1997) entitled "When Mothers Do Time" -- you can access it through www.hopemag.com. The article contains some great statistics and also personal stories. It also contains a listing of "women friendly" criminal justice programs.

This same magazine referenced a book The Farm: Life Inside A Women's Prison by Andi Rierden (University of MA Press, 1997), which is "a new study of women's correctional institution in Niantic, CT known as the Farm. These detailed portaits show how the lives of the inmates there have become jumbled and dominated by pain and anger."

Both of these sources should at least point you in the direction that you need to go.


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