Nicholas, L. (2012). It's Still A Man's World ... Or Is It? Advice For Women Working In Correction. Corrections Today 74.6 41-44.
The article talks about women as correctional officers. It mainly focuses on the abilities and working conditions of women establishing carrers the U.S. correctional field. The author discusses the history of women in law enforcement, the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1963, a balance between work and home life, and difficulties and accomplishments within career advancement. The chance of sexual harassment and gender discrimination from male colleagues and male inmates is also emphasized and examined by the author. The author, Lorie A.L. Nicholas, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She is also an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This article can be used by anyone to become more informed about the troubles women have in the correctional field. The information in the article could be considered “biased” because the author is a woman but it also gives a first hand outlook on the issue. This could be helpful when researching this topic. The assumed message in the article is women who are very successful and have already achieved success in the corrections serve as role models to other women entering a career within corrections. These women show others that the obstacles within the corrections field can be overcome and you can become successful. Role models serve as an inspiration and as mentors. The corrections field has been overpowered with men since it has been established. Women are slowly making their way in the field and have come a long way. (250)
Pasko, L. (2010). Setting the Record "Straight": Girls, Sexuality, and the Juvenile Correctional System. Social Justice, 37(1), 7-26.
This article, written by Lisa Pasko, thoroughly analyses and explains the sexuality of the girls who have been incarcerated within the U.S. juvenile correctional system. It mainly focuses on how the correctional system handles lesbian, bisexual, and questioning (LBQ) youth. It also discusses how management techniques dealing with these topics affect girl offenders’, relationships and identities. The author, Lisa Pasko, uses feminist critical criminology to examine the views and opinions regarding LBQ issues brought up and discussed by juvenile corrections professionals. The likely audience for this article is the general public. The article’s purpose is to expose and clarify the ways in which staff members see situations and penalize girls in the juvenile correction facilities for their sexual identities, as well as their activities. There are not many people that like to take a stand on this topic because it is serious and tough to analyze. Fortunately there are individuals like Lisa who are not afraid of the risks and discuss the topic anyway. Lisa Pasko, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and affiliated faculty in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Denver. This study was funded in part by an OJJDP Formula grant. It also was put up for a University of Denver Professional Research Opportunity for Faculty award. The article has made it apparent that professionals and other staff could benefit from education about sexuality, heterosexism and LBQ issues. They are not assumed to be purposely homophobic but there were signs of discrimination because of sexuality unconsciously. (256)
Bullis, M., Yovanoff, P., & Mueller, G. (2002). Life on the outs – Examination of the facility-to-community transition of incarcerated youth. Exceptional Children, 69(1), 7-22.
This review summarizes the results of the Transition Research on Adjudicated Youth in Community Settings (TRACS) project. This project was a 5-year study that examined the facility-to-community transition of 531 incarcerated youth from Oregon’s juvenile justice system. The results from the study portray a miserable…