Older Women in the Criminal Justice System: Running Out of Time

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 23.06.2004 - 240 Seiten
What is life like for the women who grow old behind bars? Azrini Wahidin examines in-depth the experiences and needs of this overlooked group. What happens to the identity and mental health of these women who are closed off from the outside world and without familial networks? What does it feel like to have to carve out a new version of your private self, in a public space? Wahidin shows how ageist and sexist attitudes in criminal procedures and penal policy regulate and discipline the ageing body. She also highlights the failures of practical provisions in prisons to meet the particular needs of this group. Illuminating reading for all those working in the prison services, probation, and the courts, and an important addition to the wider criminology punishment-rehabiliation debate, Older Women in the Criminal Justice System offers a rare view of what happens to the women who grow old in prison.
 

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Discipline and Punish
43
Women on the Edge of Time
75
Now You See Me Now You Dont
91
4 Running Out of Time
109
5 Health Care and the Cost of Imprisonment
130
Older Women in Custody
153
Older Women in the Criminal Justice System
168
Responses to Ageing Women in the Criminal Justice System
179
EXAMPLES OF US CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE OVERFIFTIES
198
PRISON INFORMATION
201
INCENTIVE AND ENHANCED PRIVILEGE SCHEME
202
STATISTICAL INFORMATION
205
BIBLIOGRAPHY
215
SUBJECT INDEX
233
AUTHOR INDEX
238
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Seite 24 - The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. "Where shall I begin, please, your Majesty?" he asked. "Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Seite 35 - Ageism can be seen as a process of systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are old. just as racism and sexism accomplish this with skin color and gender.
Seite 45 - We must cease once and for all to describe the effects of power in negative terms: it 'excludes', it 'represses', it 'censors', it 'abstracts', it 'masks', it 'conceals'. In fact, power produces; it produces reality; it produces domains of objects and rituals of truth. The individual and the knowledge that may be gained of him belong to this production.
Seite 15 - Her Majesty's Prison Service serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. Our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release.
Seite 45 - ... is produced from one moment to the next, at every point, or rather in every relation from one point to another. Power is everywhere; not because it embraces everything, but because it comes from everywhere.
Seite 44 - ... pass."30 THE STAFF WORLD Humane Standards Most total institutions, most of the time, seem to function merely as storage dumps for inmates, but as previously suggested, they usually present themselves to the public as rational organizations designed consciously, through and through, as effective machines for producing a few officially avowed and officially approved ends.
Seite 37 - It is as though, walking down Shaftesbury Avenue as a fairly young man, I was suddenly kidnapped, rushed into a theatre and made to don the grey hair, the wrinkles and the other attributes of age, then wheeled on stage. Behind the appearance of age I am the same person, with the same thoughts, as when I was younger. (Puner, 1978: 7) In these examples it is the ageing mask which is pathological or deviant and the inner essential self which remains - even beneath or 'inside' Alzheimer's disease - as...
Seite 52 - In discipline, it is the subjects who have to be seen. Their visibility assures the hold of the power that is exercised over them. It is the fact of being constantly seen, of being able always to be seen, that maintains the disciplined individual in his subjection.
Seite 34 - When the aging process is complete, the equilibrium which existed in middle life between the individual and his society has given way to a new equilibrium characterized by a greater distance and an altered type of relationship.

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Azrini Wahidin is a lecturer of Criminology in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. She has written extensively on gerontology and is a frequent contributor to the media, as well as being a consultant for the Channel 4 documentary, Bus Pass Bandits. She is currently on the management committee for Women in Prison, and on the Executive Council of the British Society of Criminology.

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