Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered / Edition 1

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Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered presents the myths and realities of women as victims of crime as well as the criminal justice system’s treatment of female victims. Through an exploration of the history of, specific contexts of, and social and systemic responses to female victimization, the book presents a well-researched and comprehensive overview of this often overlooked topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132339315
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Roslyn Muraskin


INTRODUCTION The Gendered Nature of Victimization

Venessa Garcia

Janice E. Clifford

PART 1 Doing Gender: A Historical & Social Context

CHAPTER 1 Cultural Images–Media Images: “Doing Culture” and Victim Blaming of Female Crime Victims

Venessa Garcia

Erica J. Schweikert

CHAPTER 2 Becoming Victims, Becoming Citizens: A Brief History of Gender-Motivated Violence in the U.S. Law

Melissa S. Fry

CHAPTER 3 Women and Victimization: Constructing Outcomes

Dennis R. Brewster

Philip D. Holley

CHAPTER 4 The Measurement, Definition, and Reporting of Female Victimization

Janice E. Clifford

John P. Jarvis

PART 2 Gendered Crimes: The Context of Female Victimization

CHAPTER 5 Leading Lethal Lives? Variations in the Structure, Context, and Cultural Response of Female Homicide Victims

Wendy Regoeczi

Terance Miethe

CHAPTER 6 The Impact of Gender, Race, and Class Discrimination on Femicide Rates

Jo-Ann Della Giustina

CHAPTER 7 Rape Myths: Impacts on Victims of Rape

Heather Melton

CHAPTER 8 Domestic Violence: Overview of Theoretical Etiology, Psychological Impact and Interventions

Sharon Boyd-Jackson

CHAPTER 9 Are There Gender Differences in Workplace Violence Victimization? Sometimes Yes and Sometimes No

Shannon Santana

Bonnie Fisher

CHAPTER 10 Cyberbullying and Online Harassment: Reconceptualizing the Victimization of Adolescent Girls

Amanda Burgess-Proctor

Justin Patchin

Sameer Hinduja

PART 3 Societal and Criminal Justice Response to Female Victimization

CHAPTER 11 A Sheltered Life: Observations on a Domestic Violence Shelter

Angela Moe

CHAPTER 12 In Their Own Words: Shelter Residents’ Experiences with Police

Gina Robertiello

CHAPTER 13 I Don’t Think a Cop Has Ever Asked Me if I Was OK”: Battered Women’s Experiences with Police Intervention

Hillary Potter

CHAPTER 14 The Gendered Paradox of Victimization and Agency in Protection Order Filings

Alesha Durfee

CHAPTER 15 Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Cases in the Courts: A Detailed Description of the Cases

Joanne Belknap

Jennifer L. Hartman

Victoria L. Lippen

CHAPTER 16 The Victimization Histories of Women Prisoners in Oklahoma

Susan F. Sharp

CHAPTER 17 The Criminalization of Victimization of Female Offenders and Emerging Correctional Responses

Patrick McManimon

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