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Women and the law

Proceedings of a conference held 24-26 September 1991

Patricia Weiser Easteal and Sandra McKillop (eds.)
ISBN 0 642 18639 1 ISSN 1034-5086
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 1993

Abstract

These conference papers highlight the experiences of Australian women as victims of laws, courts, police, the economic structure,corrections policies, and individual oppressors. They also reveal some positive changes. Part 1 : Women and the laws in Australia, covers both current laws and law reform. Part 2 : Women and the criminal justice system, includes papers on female defendants and practitioners, as well as women's experience with police and prisons.

Contents

Part 1 : Women and the laws in Australia

The laws
Law reform

Part 2 : Women and the criminal justice system

Defendents
Practitioners
Vis a vis Police
Prisons