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Radical Philosophy Review

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2000

Phillip Barron
Pages 89-96

Gender Discrimination in the U.S. Death Penalty System

Although the demographics on male versus female death-row prisoners suggest that males are criminal justice system’s primary targets, the author argues that the system still discriminates against women. Vtilizing postmodern scholarship, he argues that female prisoners are punished primarily for violating dominant norms of gender correctness.

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