Gender and Crime: A Reader / Edition 1

Gender and Crime: A Reader / Edition 1

by Karen Evans, Janet Jamieson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335225233

ISBN-13: 9780335225231

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Focusing explicitly on questions of gender and crime, Evans and Jamieson guide the reader through a range of classic and groundbreaking studies, highlighting key contributions and debates and providing an indication of the new directions an engendered criminology may take us in coming years.

This engaging reader is divided into five sections, mapping the

Overview

Focusing explicitly on questions of gender and crime, Evans and Jamieson guide the reader through a range of classic and groundbreaking studies, highlighting key contributions and debates and providing an indication of the new directions an engendered criminology may take us in coming years.

This engaging reader is divided into five sections, mapping the theoretical, empirical, and practical developments that have endeavoured to identify the ways in which gender informs criminology. Issues addressed by the readings include:

  • Female offending
  • Gendered patterns of victimisation
  • The gendered nature of social control
  • Masculinity and crime
  • Placing gender in an international context

Evans and Jamieson’s powerful concluding chapter clearly sets out the achievements and the challenges that the gender and crime question has posed for criminology. They argue that unless the question of gender remains at the forefront of criminological endeavours, criminology will fail to offer an agenda informed by an understanding of social justice that strives to be attentive to both victims and offenders, whether they be male or female.

Gender and Crime is key reading for students of criminology, criminal justice and gender studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335225231
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword ix

Publisher's acknowledgements xii

Introduction: gender and crime - the story xv

Part 1 Engendering the agenda

Introduction 1

1.1 'Criminological theory: its ideology and implications concerning women' Carol Smart 5

1.2 'Challenging orthodoxies in feminist theory: a black feminist critique' Marcia Rice 16

1.3 'Girls' troubles and "female delinquency"' Media Chesney-Lind Lisa Pasko 27

1.4 'Twisted sisters, ladettes, and the new penology: the social construction of "violent girls"' Anne Worrall 35

Part 2 Engendering the victim

Introduction 47

2.1 'Women fight back' Susan Brownmiller 51

2.2 'Typical violence, normal precaution: men, women and interpersonal violence in England, Wales, Scotland and the USA' Elizabeth A. Stanko 65

2.3 'Women and the "fear of crime": challenging the accepted stereotype' Elizabeth Gilchrist Jon Bannister Jason Ditton Stephen Farrall 76

2.4 'Women's violence to men in intimate relationships: working on the puzzle' Russell P. Dobash R. Emerson Dobash 87

Part 3 Gender and social control

Introduction 99

3.1 '"Troublesome girls": towards alternative definitions and policies' Annie Hudson 103

3.2 'Justice in the making: key influences on decision-making' Lorraine Gelsthorpe Nancy Loucks 113

3.3 'Black women and the criminal justice system' Ruth Chigwada-Bailey 124

3.4 'Women's imprisonment in England and Wales: a penal paradox' Lorraine Gelsthorpe Allison Morris 136

Part 4 Engendering masculinity

Introduction 143

4.1 'Boys will be boys' Beatrix Campbell 147

4.2 'Structured action and gendered crime' James W. Messerschmidt 157

4.3 'Masculinities andcrime: rethinking the "man question"' Richard Collier 171

4.4 'Gender, class, racism, and crimincal justice: against global and gender-centric theories, for poststructuralist perspectives' Pat Carlen 181

Part 5 International perspectives

Introduction 191

5.1 'Constituting the punishable woman: atavistic man incarcerates postmodern woman' Laureen Snider 195

5.2 'Globalization and violence against women - inequalities in risks, responsibilities and blame in the UK and Japan' Lorraine Radford Kaname Tsutsumi 207

5.3 '"You deserve it because you are Australian": the moral panic over "ethnic gang rape"' Scott Poynting Greg Noble Paul Tabar Jock Collins 217

5.4 'Genocide and the social production of immorality' Ruth Jamieson 230

Conclusion: gender and crime - the legacy? 243

References 252

Author Index 287

Subject Index 289

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