The Gender of Crime

The Gender of Crime

by Dana M. Britton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442209704

ISBN-13: 9781442209701

Pub. Date: 05/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The Gender of Crime introduces students to how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crime. Moving beyond criminological theories and research that have often neglected gender, this dynamic and provocative book shows that gender is central to the definition, prosecution, and sentencing of crimes, that it shapes how victimization is experienced and

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The Gender of Crime introduces students to how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crime. Moving beyond criminological theories and research that have often neglected gender, this dynamic and provocative book shows that gender is central to the definition, prosecution, and sentencing of crimes, that it shapes how victimization is experienced and understood, and that it structures the institutions of the criminal justice system and the experiences of workers within that system. Discussing the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality with crime and punishment, this book demonstrates that crime, victimization, and crime control are never generic_they are instead produced and experienced by gendered (and race, and classed, and sexualized) actors within contexts of social inequality. This book highlights key concepts for students and encourages them to think critically through a range of compelling real-life examples, from school violence to corporate crime. The Gender of Crime provides essential reading for students of gender, criminology, and criminal justice alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442209701
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/2011
Series:
Gender Lens Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
966,316
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 A Gender Lens on Criminology 1

2 Gender and Criminal Offending 23

3 Gender and the Criminal Justice System 53

4 Gender and Crime Victimization 81

5 Gender and Work in the Criminal Justice System 109

6 Conclusion 141

Notes 149

References 159

Index 179

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