Gender and Crime: A Reader / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335225231
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Evans is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Janet Jamieson is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Gender and crime - the story

Pt. I Engendering the agenda 1

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

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

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

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

Pt. 2 Engendering the victim 47

2.1 Women fight back Susan Brownmiller Brownmiller, Susan 51

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

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

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

Pt. 3 Gender and social control 99

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

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

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

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

Pt. 4Engendering masculinity 143

4.1 Boys will be boys Beatrix Campbell Campbell, Beatrix 147

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

4.3 Masculinities and crme : rethinking the "man question" Richard Collier Collier, Richard 171

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

Pt. 5 International perspectives 191

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

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

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

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

Conclusion Gender and crime - the legacy? 243

References 252

Author index 287

Subject index 289

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