Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

Edited by Corinne C. Datchi and Julie R. Ancis. New York University Press, 352 pages, $35

, New York Law Journal


An ancient Danish proverb posits that an old error has more friends than a new truth. It is a recurring theme in this collection of scholarly articles, each of which analyzes how gender-related stereotypes and practices have negatively influenced law enforcement, courts, and correctional facilities in their treatment of women and girls.

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