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Gender, Psychology, and Justice The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System Edited by CORINNE C. DATCHI and JULIE R. ANCIS

Gender, P syc holoGy, and Justic e

The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

How gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation to impact the legal status and well-being of women and girls in the justice system

Women and girls’ contact with the justice system is often influenced by genderrelated assumptions and stereotypes. Because of this, women and girls have limited access to equitable justice and are increasingly caught up in outdated and harmful practices, including the net of the criminal justice system. Edited by Corinne C. Datchi and Julie R. Ancis

Gender, Psychology, and Justice uses psychological research to examine the experiences of women and girls involved in the justice system. Their experiences, from initial contact with justice and court officials, demonstrate how gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation to impact legal status and well-being. It reveals the practical implications of training and interventions grounded in psychological research, and suggests new principles for working with women and girls in legal settings. CORINNE C. DATCHI is Assistant Professor in the Professional Psychology and Family Therapy Department at Seton Hall University, and a board certified, licensed psychologist in independent private practice. JULIE R. ANCIS is Associate Vice President for Institute Diversity at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

APRIL 2017 352 PAGES PAPER • 978-1-4798-8584-8 • $35.00S (£28.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-1985-0 • $99.00X (£82.00) In the Psychology and Crime Series PSYCHOLOGY • LAW 16

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Adolescence, Discrimination, and the Law Addressing Dramatic Shifts in Equality Jurisprudence ROGER J. R. LEVESQUE Explores minority youths’ civil rights claims of discrimination In the wake of the civil rights movement, the legal system dramatically changed its response to discrimination based on race, gender, and other characteristics. It is now showing signs of yet another dramatic shift, as it moves from considering difference to focusing on neutrality. Equality now means treating everyone the same way. Adolescents, Discrimination, and the Law articulates the need to address discrimination by recognizing and enlisting the law’s powers in multiple sites subject to legal regulation, ranging from families, schools, health and justice systems to religious and community groups. The legal system may champion ideals of neutrality in the goals it sets itself for treating individuals, but it cannot remain neutral in the values it supports and imparts. This volume shows that despite the shift to a focus on neutrality, the Court can and should effectively foster values supporting equality, especially among youth. ROGER J. R. LEVESQUE is Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University. His most recent books include Dangerous Adolescents, Model Adolescents: Shaping the Role and Promise of Education and Adolescents, Sex, and the Law: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Citizenship.

May 2017 304 PAGES PAPER • 978-1-4798-7546-7 • $28.00S (£22.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-1558-6 PSYCHOLOGY • LAW 1.800.996.NYUP

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