Of Women Inside

grouped into that large and all-inclusive category of 'women prisoners'. ... Being somewhat on the fringes of the real system and clearly not in the inner circle, she has a kind of cynical objectivity about the goings-on inside.

Of Women  Inside

Based on original research and personal encounters, this book narrates the real-life-stories of women locked up in Indian prisons for alleged or actual violations of the state’s criminal laws. It contextualises women offenders’ experiences of the criminal justice system and of state custodial institutions within the larger narratives of their particular lives, thus interrogating the social as well as legal frameworks within which women face adversities in their lives and in custody. It argues that the sex and gender issues that affect women ‘outside’ are carried over ‘inside’, with extremely damaging consequences for the lives and mental health of women prisoners. The volume will be of interest to those in gender studies, legal studies, sociology, and human rights organisations, as well as to policy makers and the general reader.

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Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: Rani Dhavan Shankardass
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Julia Sudbury, Julia Chinyere Oparah
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Psychology Press

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Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Nandana Dutta
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-22 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Monique Leijenaar
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-21 - Publisher: Springer

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Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Debra L. Dodson
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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