Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers’ Sexual Interactions with Men and Boys in Custody
Brenda V. Smith
American University - Washington College of Law; American University - NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape
September 17, 2012
UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1690, 2012
American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2012-38
This Article examines female-perpetrated sexual abuse in custodial settings and its place at the intersection of race, class, and gender in order to disentangle complex and overlapping narratives of abuse, sex, desire, and transgression. Ultimately, this Article confronts our discomfort with and reluctance to acknowledge the fact that women sexually abuse men and boys in custody, and it offers possible explanations for these behaviors.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 57
Keywords: sexual abuse, custodial settings, female-perpetrated, gender, class, race
Date posted: September 17, 2012 ; Last revised: October 15, 2012
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