Comack, Elizabeth. Women in Trouble: Connecting Women?s Law Violations to Their Histories of Abuse, Fernwood Publishing, 1996.

Comack focuses on the life stories of twenty-four women prisoners in Canada to explain the connections between their histories of abuse and criminal behavior. She utilizes a theoretical framework which analyzes how structures such as capitalism, patriarchy, and racism constrict women and how these constrictions manifest and effect their everyday lives.