Haney explains how women in Eastern Europe nations lived through the harshness of war, dictatorship and occupation and with the rise in the imprisonment rate in many countries pleasant of their “freedom” from the state tyranny and repression, forced imprisonment remains the social control method of choice.
This has transformed women’s life in the society and has made them feel harassed, neglected and dehumanized by the way panel handle them in the criminal justice system in present days. Across all regions, there are countless examples of the symbolic politics of punishment towards women full of expressive displays of retribution and rituals of shaming that has led to emergent of social movements and non-government organizations to give voices as a mass on the vulnerability of women in the panel system. This is because there has been cross relationship between the general use of punishment imposed to women and political use of it.
However, Lynne compares work on punishment towards women in East Europe and United States and finds that the East Europe states are convergent to penal systems that work extraordinary towards how they handle women cases. Haney gives an example of Czech Republic where a 7 years girl had been abducted and had gone missing for several years and a man had been involved with her abduction. However, when the man was caught, he was detained for a small duration then released. As a result, Lynne expresses how the panel systems had given more authoritative power to the masculinity making femininity more vulnerable to incidences of violence and war in their social life. Despite the harassment that women are going through in the society, they are still over-dependent on the panel system of their state since the society has made them to lack self-sufficiency as they are more overpowered by the masculine in the modern society. As a result, Lynne Haney finds it very vital to show the theme of consistent practiced by the