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 decisionsExplores sexual harassment in the workplace from both the individuals and the organizations viewpointsExplains the invisible aspect of womens contributions to the workplaceDescribes the ambivalence of the courts in cases involving pregnant employeesPresents an update of the psychological and legal sides of abortionReports on the gender gap in health insurance coverageOffers a cross-cultural overview of women and depressionExplores recent legal interventions for incarcerated women who killed their batterersGives an analysis of rape from an international perspective and explores the use of rape as a weapon of warPresents particular issues affecting women from

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