57 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2012 Last revised: 15 Oct 2012
Date Written: September 17, 2012
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: 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