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The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Law is a groundbreaking book that
presents legal and psychological perspectives on how society has responded to
the most vital (and often controversial) contemporary women's issues. The
Handbook covers such important topics as abortion, rape, domestic violence,
sexual harassment, employment discrimination, divorce, poverty, welfare, and
mental health. Written by experts in the fields of jurisprudence, clinical
psychology, feminist psychology, ethics, and public policy, this essential
volume shows how crucial social issues have effected civil and criminal law.
This comprehensive resource Describes the evolution of gender-related legal
decisions Explores sexual harassment in the workplace from both the
individual’s and the organization’s viewpoints Explains the “invisible” aspect
of women’s contributions to the workplace Describes the ambivalence of the
courts in cases involving pregnant employees Presents an update of the
psychological and legal sides of abortion Reports on the gender gap in health
insurance coverage Offers a cross-cultural overview of women and depression
Explores recent legal interventions for incarcerated women who killed their
batterers Gives an analysis of rape from an international perspective and
explores the use of rape as a weapon of war Presents particular issues
affecting women from places such as southern Africa, Uganda, and China