Gender Discrimination in the U.S. Death Penalty System

Radical Philosophy Review 3 (1):89-96 (2000)
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Abstract

Although the demographics on male versus female death-row prisoners suggest that males are the criminal justice system’s primary targets, the author argues that the system still discriminates against women. Utilizing postmodern scholarship, he argues that female prisoners are punished primarily for violating dominant norms of gender correctness.

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Phillip Barron
Lewis & Clark College

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