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"Who's The Man?": Masculinities Studies, Terry Stops, And Police Training, Frank Rudy Cooper Jan 2009

"Who's The Man?": Masculinities Studies, Terry Stops, And Police Training, Frank Rudy Cooper

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In this article, Professor Frank Rudy Cooper examines how masculinity contests specifically, and masculinities studies generally, affect policing. He reviews the hegemonic masculinities school of thought and identifies the following background principles of the hegemonic pattern of masculinities in the United States: (1) men's concern with the opinions of other men; (2) anxiety over whether one has proved one's manhood; (3) a competitiveness reflected in a need to dominate other men and a general aggressiveness; and (4) a denigration of contrast figures reflected in a repudiation of femininity and homosexuality as well as subordination of racial minorities. Then ...


Do Race/Ethnicity And Gender Influence Criminal Defendants' Satisfaction With Their Lawyers' Services? An Empirical Study Of Nevada Inmates, Robert J. Aalberts, Thomas E. Boyt, Lorne H. Seidman Mar 2002

Do Race/Ethnicity And Gender Influence Criminal Defendants' Satisfaction With Their Lawyers' Services? An Empirical Study Of Nevada Inmates, Robert J. Aalberts, Thomas E. Boyt, Lorne H. Seidman

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Representing Black Male Innocence, Joan W. Howarth Jan 1997

Representing Black Male Innocence, Joan W. Howarth

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This Article is a case study of a California capital case. Drawing on cultural studies, the first part develops the social construction of Black male gang member, especially as that identity is understood within white imaginations. The powerful and frightening idea of a Black man who is a gang member, even gang leader, captured the imagination and moral passion of the decisionmakers in this case, recasting and reframing the evidence in furtherance of this idea. In fundamental ways, this idea or imposed identity is fundamentally inconsistent with any American concept of innocence.

The second part uses the case to investigate ...


Whose Justice? Which Victims?, Lynne Henderson Jan 1996

Whose Justice? Which Victims?, Lynne Henderson

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Deciding To Kill: Revealing The Gender In The Task Handed To Capital Jurors, Joan W. Howarth Jan 1994

Deciding To Kill: Revealing The Gender In The Task Handed To Capital Jurors, Joan W. Howarth

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Day after day, across this country, ordinary people are summoned to court for a selection process that ultimately leaves them in a room deciding, with other jurors, whether a criminal defendant should be killed. The task handed to these jurors is an awesome, personal, moral decision, encased within the complex legal standards and procedures that constitute modern capital jurisprudence. The doctrine that created and sustains this moment of conscience reflects an ongoing struggle of rule against uncertainty, reason against emotion, justice against mercy, and thus, at one level, male against female. Capital jurisprudence -- the law for deciding whether to kill ...


Getting To Know: Honoring Women In Law And In Fact, Lynne Henderson Jan 1993

Getting To Know: Honoring Women In Law And In Fact, Lynne Henderson

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Review Essay: Feminism, Lawyering, And Death Row, Joan W. Howarth Jan 1992

Review Essay: Feminism, Lawyering, And Death Row, Joan W. Howarth

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Representing men on death row is confounding, but not without reward. This lawyering work has taught me at least two lessons, the subjects of this essay. First, capital punishment--our attempt to use legal procedures to kill people fairly--is a feminist issue, or should be. Second, death row representation is too big a job for lawyers; we need to recruit poets. To develop these ideas, and perhaps to convince you without requiring you to undertake the same path to these conclusions, I am appropriating novelist Beverly Lowry's stunning new book, Crossed Over: A Murder, A Memoir. Crossed Over is the ...


What Makes Rape A Crime?, Lynne Henderson Jan 1987

What Makes Rape A Crime?, Lynne Henderson

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