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Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers’ Sexual Interactions with Men and Boys in Custody

57 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2012 Last revised: 15 Oct 2012

Brenda V. Smith

American University - Washington College of Law; American University - NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape

Date Written: September 17, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: sexual abuse, custodial settings, female-perpetrated, gender, class, race

Suggested Citation

Smith, Brenda V., Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers’ Sexual Interactions with Men and Boys in Custody (September 17, 2012). UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1690, 2012; American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2012-38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2147875

Brenda V. Smith (Contact Author)

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

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Washington, DC 20016
United States

American University - NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape ( email )

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
United States

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