Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice / Edition 1

Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice / Edition 1

by Merry Morash
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761926305

ISBN-13: 9780761926306

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In the last three decades, there has been an explosion of theory and related research relevant to gender, crime, and justice. Author Merry Morash, a well-known feminist scholar in the field of criminal justice, acquaints readers with key breakthroughs in criminological conceptualization and theories to explain the interplay between gender and both crime and justice.

Overview

In the last three decades, there has been an explosion of theory and related research relevant to gender, crime, and justice. Author Merry Morash, a well-known feminist scholar in the field of criminal justice, acquaints readers with key breakthroughs in criminological conceptualization and theories to explain the interplay between gender and both crime and justice. Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice pays special attention to race, ethnicity, and immigrant groups, and provides a unique comparative perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761926306
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Key Questions About Gender, Crime and Justice
Criteria used to select the theories that will be described
Postmodern themes
Brief overview
Key terms
Early theoretical work
Injustices in Prior Policies and Practices
Advances in Theory
Ways of Knowing about gender, crime and justice
Ways of Thinking about Gender, Crime, and Justice
Organization of the chapters
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
2. Gender and the Law
Introduction
Laws against gender-relate victimization
Laws related to reproduction and child protection
Laws against prostitution
Pornography and the law
International law
Law prohibiting consensual sexual activity between same sex adults
Limits of the law
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
Websites to Explore
3. Gender-Related Victimization
Description of gender-related victimization
Fear and Everyday Violence
Naming forms of gender-related victimization
Denial of victimization
Explaining gender-related victimization
Immigration through marriage: The confluence of structural inequality, culture, and gender stereotypes
Victimized offenders
Effects of gender- and sexual orientation-related victimization
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
Websites to Explore
4. Social Movements and the Response to Victims of Gender-Related Crime
Activists and social movements
The Feminist Movement
Movement activities aimed at diverse populations
International priorities
Backlash
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
Websites to explore
5. The Influence of Context and Individual Differences on Responses to Gender - Related Victimization
Community characteristics and response to victims
Organizational context and response to victims
Individual-level influences on responses to victims
Recasting victims as offenders
Transforming the victim through court talk
The media
Victims exercising agency
Constraints on agency
Decisions about victims of gender-related crimes
Too much criminal justice system?
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
Websites to explore
6. Explanations of Illegal Behavior
Gender differences in amount and type of illegal behavior
Economic marginalization
Public policy and involvement in crime
Questions answered by macro-level explanations
The life course and pathways perspectives
Gender identity and crime
Biological explanations for females' and males' illegal behavior
Offenders exercising agency in choosing to break the law
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
Websites to explore
7. Gender and Response to Lawbreakers
Introduction
Macro-level influences on responses to lawbreakers
Organizational context and response to people who break the law
Correctional and punitive responses
Individual Level Explanations of Responses to Offenders
Offenders' exercising agency: personal resources and decisions
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
Websites to explore
8. Advances and Challenges in Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice
Overview of advances
Global perspective and globalization
The relevance of context
Intersections
Agency and empowerment
Complex theories
Transgressing academic fields and theories within fields
Gender and sexual orientation
Research approaches
Final comments on justice
Public policy, legislation, and change
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review and Discussion
Websites to Explore
Definitions
References

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