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Children of Female Offenders

  • By: Martha L. Shockey-Eckles
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Race and sex have long been recognized as significant correlates of crime and criminality in U.S. society. In a similar vein, incarceration rates have served as a yardstick, albeit an imperfect one, for measuring changes in crime and criminality over time. ...

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