Gender And Crime

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While rates of violent victimization have declined, women are still much more likely than men to be attacked by an intimate partner. Simultaneously, women’s involvement in the criminal justice system, as arrestees and sentenced offenders, is increasing. Criminologists are struggling to understand these patterns of offending and victimization and how they can be prevented. Composed of original contributions by many of the top scholars in criminology, these essays will help to transform our understanding of women's relation to crime.

Composed of original contributions by many of the top scholars in criminology, these essays will help to transform our understanding of women’s relation to crime.

Contributors: Jennifer L. Castro, Stephen A. Cernkovich, Sarah Curtis-Fawley, Kathleen Daly, Laura Dugan, Jill A. Dienes, Rosemary Gartner, Carole Gibbs, Peggy C. Giordano, Karen Heimer, Gwen Hunnicutt, Candace Kruttschnitt, Gary LaFree, Janet L. Lauritsen, Ross Macmillan, Bill McCarthy, Jody Miller, Christopher W. Mullins, Callie Marie Rennison, Nancy Rodriguez, Sally S. Simpson, Hilary Smith, Stacy Wittrock, Halime Ünal, and Marjorie S. Zatz.

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"Relying on recent work by a virtual who's who in the study of gender and crime, this book does exactly what is needed to significantly advance our thinking about the structure of the gender-crime nexus."
-Valerie Jenness,co-author of Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement
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Karen Heimer is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa.

Candace Kruttschnitt is in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto and is the co-author of Marking Time in the Golden State: Women's Imprisonment in California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: New Insights into the Gendered Nature of Crime and Victimization
Karen Heimer and Candace Kruttschnitt
Part I: Gendered Offending: Pathways, Situations, and Social Contexts
1 In and Out of Crime
Peggy C. Giordano, Jill A. Deines, and Stephen A. Cernkovich
2 Stuck Up, Telling Lies, and Talking Too Much
Jody Miller and Christopher W. Mullins
3 No Place for Girls to Go
Hilary Smith, Nancy Rodriguez, and Marjorie S. Zatz
4 Killing One’s Children
Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy
5 The Crimes of Poverty
Karen Heimer, Stacy Wittrock, and Halime Ünal
Part II: Gendered Victimization: Trajectories, Social Contexts, and Justice
6 The Violent Victimization of Women
Candace Kruttschnitt and Ross Macmillan
7 Predictors of Violent Victimization
Laura Dugan and Jennifer L. Castro
8 Female and Male Homicide Victimization Trends
Gary LaFree and Gwen Hunnicutt
9 Restorative Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault
Kathleen Daly and Sarah Curtis-Fawley
Part III: Intersectionalities: Gender, Race, Poverty, and Crime
10 Making Sense of Intersections
Sally S. Simpson and Carole Gibbs
11 The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Violence against Women
Janet L. Lauritsen and Callie Marie Rennison

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