Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice

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Author: Merry Morash

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926306

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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Why are there pronounced gender differences in rates of criminal victimization? Does gender influence the response of the criminal justice system and other parts of the community to offenders and to crime victims? What part does gender play in the etiology of illegal activities committed by both males and females? Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice takes a contemporary look at such questions and considers areas that are often neglected in other books on gender, crime, and justice. 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 especial attention to race, ethnicity, and immigrant groups, and provides a unique comparative perspective. Key Features Includes first-person accounts from crime victims, workers in the justice system, male lawbreakers, and women engaged in prostitution to give insight into a diversity of experiences and standpoints Parallels the effects of gender and sexual orientation in laws, in patterns and causes of victimization, and in the responses of the justice system to both victims and offenders Integrates international examples to place U.S. experiences in a comparative perspective and to show gender inequities on a worldwide scale Provides numerous photos--unique for a text of this type--to portray people of all sorts in various regions of the world Includes Web site recommendations for further exploration of chapter topics Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on women and criminal justice. The book is also a valuable asset for gender courses in sociology and for women's studies programs.

Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice

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Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 9781843920687

Category: Law

Page: 237

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This book provides a lucid and highly acclaimed introduction to gender issues in crime and criminal justice, central to any understanding of crime and criminal justice policy and practice. This second edition has been updated to take full account of recent developments, particularly in the areas of policing, crime prevention, restorative justice and legislation relating to sexual offences and the nature and impact of crime on women ­ in particular the UK Sexual Offences Act 2003.Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice is divided into three main sections. The first considers different ways of theorising about gender and the relative impact of this on thinking about crime and criminal victimisation; the second considers some of the evidence in relation to people's gendered experiences of crime and criminal victimisation; the third considers how those working within the criminal justice system, and the policies that are put in place, work to sustain or change those experiences of crime and criminal victimisation in relation to gender.

The Invisible Woman

Gender, Crime, and Justice

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Author: Joanne Belknap

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Publisher description: The definitive text for the course, Belknap covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system.

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

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Author: Kate Fitz-Gibbon,Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317221400

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This book examines the relationship between gender and crime and explores both the gendered nature of crime alongside the gendered nature of criminal victimisation. Covering theory, policy and practice, this new edition has been fully revised to reflect the wider changes, development and influence of gendered thinking in these areas. It brings together a range of key issues, including: Theories and concepts in feminist criminology, Gender and victimisation, Sexual and domestic violence, Male dominance in the criminal justice system, Gendered perspectives in law and criminal justice policy. New to the third edition is increased coverage of gender and crime in international perspective, particularly within the global south, and emerging concepts of risk and security. This is essential reading for advanced courses on gender and crime, women and crime, and feminist criminology.

The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice

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Author: Joanne Belknap

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305175735

Category: Education

Page: 656

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The definitive text for the course, Belknap's THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system. Thoroughly updated with new research and statistics, the fourth edition covers such timely and important topics as restorative justice, gender-responsive programming, sex trafficking, pathways research, Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA)/Domestic Violence (DV), and stalking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice

Feminist Readings

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Author: Claire M. Renzetti,Lynne Goodstein,Susan L. Miller

Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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Presents essays that cover a range of topics of interest to those who study women, crime, and criminal justice. This book demonstrates how our notions of gender, race, and class influence both how society defines crime and how offenders commit crimes and are treated for their actions. It includes a variety of national and global perspectives.

Gender, Crime and Justice

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Author: Rosalva Resendiz

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781626618275

Category:

Page: 206

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"The anthology "Gender, Crime, and Justice: Critical and Feminist Perspectives" provides feminist and critical perspectives on crime, justice, and human rights. The readings survey gender socialization as it pertains to criminality. They examine inequality within the patriarchal system with the primary focus on the subjugation and oppression of the gendered body. "Gender, Crime, and Justice" introduces students to concepts associated with gender ranging from equality to violence. It engages them in in-depth examinations of crimes of sex and the discourse on sexual autonomy. As effective studies of gender must be inclusive, the reader examines the socialization of both boys and girls and explores various ways gender affects women and men in a society that values heteronormative masculinity. Rather than immersing the reader in statistics, the book takes a conceptual approach by addressing topics such as a gendered view of violence, prostitution as a gendered crime, and traditional gender attitudes towards violence against women. "Gender, Crime, and Justice" is well suited to classes in gender, women's studies, criminal justice, and sociology. Rosalva Resendiz earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Texas Woman's University. Dr. Resendiz is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas-Pan American, where her particular interests include critical criminology, Chicana feminism, gender, and women's studies. She recently published ""Gangs"" and ""Pinto (Prison) Art"" in the "Encyclopedia of Latino Culture: From Calaveras to Quinceneras." Her work has also appeared in the "Journal of American Ethnic History," and the "Encyclopedia of Criminology." She is the co-author of "On the Edge of Law: Culture, Labor, and Deviance on the South Texas Border.""

Gender, Crime, and Feminism

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Author: Ngaire Naffine

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

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This text examines a variety of aspects of the relationship between feminism and criminology, looking at both female offenders and victims. Female crimes covered include prostitution, infanticide and the murder of husbands.

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

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Author: Sandra L. Walklate

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1843924188

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book provides a lucid and highly acclaimed introduction to gender issues in crime and criminal justice, central to any understanding of crime and criminal justice policy and practice. This second edition has been updated to take full account of recent developments, particularly in the areas of policing, crime prevention, restorative justice and legislation relating to sexual offences and the nature and impact of crime on women − in particular the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice is divided into three main sections. The first considers different ways of theorising about gender and the relative impact of this on thinking about crime and criminal victimisation; the second considers some of the evidence in relation to people's gendered experiences of crime and criminal victimisation; the third considers how those working within the criminal justice system, and the policies that are put in place, work to sustain or change those experiences of crime and criminal victimisation in relation to gender.

Gender and Crime

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Author: Marisa Silvestri,Chris Crowther-Dowey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849204861

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This text provides a much-needed, comprehensive critical introduction to debates about the relationship between gender and crime. Bringing together both feminist and masculinist perspectives, the book is a 'one stop shop' for gaining knowledge and understanding of the field of gender and crime as a whole. In addition to offering an overview of key themes and issues, Silvestri and Crowther-Dowey breathe new life into existing and well-rehearsed debates by considering the usefulness of drawing on a human rights discourse for making sense of gender, crime and criminal justice. In re-thinking the experiences of women and men as offenders, victims and criminal justice professionals within a human rights framework, the authors encourage a fresh approach to traditional debates about gender and crime. The book integrates empirical, theoretical and policy-related materials in order to encourage a thorough understanding of the field. Complex ideas and debates are grounded with reference to real life examples. The learning process is supported through the use of chapter overviews, key terms, study questions and suggestions for further reading. Gender and Crime is essential reading for students and academics in criminology, sociology, social policy and gender studies. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.

Violence, Gender and Justice

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Author: Maggie Wykes,Kirsty Welsh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412923360

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This comprehensive text provides an overview of the relationship between violence, gender, crime, and justice. It brings together theory with contemporary cases to enable the reader to understand key concepts, issues, and connections. Enlightening and accessible, the book examines the experiences and treatment of men and women both as victims and criminals.

Gender and Justice

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Author: Frances Heidensohn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134014147

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Questions about gender, justice and crime are constantly in the public arena, whether they focus on young women getting drunk or taking drugs, or the rising numbers of women going to prison or committing violent crimes, or reports of macho behaviour on the part of men in the military, law enforcement or professional sport. This book provides a key text for students seeking to understand feminist and gendered perspectives on criminology and criminal justice, bringing together the most innovative research and work which has taken the study of the relationship between gender and justice into the twenty-first century. The book addresses many of the issues of concern to the established feminist agenda (such as the gender gap, equity in the criminal justice system, penal regimes and their impact on women), but also shows the ways in which these themes have been extended, reinterpreted and answered in new and distinctive ways. Organised into sections on gender and offending behaviour, gender and the criminal justice system, and new concepts and approaches, Gender and Justice: new concepts and approaches will be essential reading for students taking courses in criminology and criminal justice, and anybody else wishing to understand the complex and changing relationship between gender and justice.

Gender, Crime, and Punishment

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Author: Kathleen Daly

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068665

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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Do the courts treat men and women equally, or are women treated more leniently? This study analyzes women's and men's cases that are routinely processed in felony courts - cases of homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, larceny, and drug offenses. It first presents a statistical analysis of sentencing disparity for a wide sample of cases, then, from within this sample, it compares forty matched pairs of women and men accused and convicted of statutorily similar offenses, examining in each case the pre-sentence investigation reports and transcripts of the remarks made in court on the day of sentencing. From these documents, a portrait of each defendant and a narrative for each crime is constructed, and the theory of punishment used by the judge to justify the punishment is identified. These analyze whether men and women are pulled into crime in different ways, whether their offenses are comparably serious, and whether court officials use different conceptions of justice in sentencing men and women. Although the findings suggest that women are favored, a close comparison of the matched pairs indicates that gender differences are negligible when the details of the cases are taken into consideration.

Gender, Crime and Judicial Discretion 1780-1830

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Author: Deirdre Palk

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 086193282X

Category: History

Page: 202

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Crimes in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were both committed and judged differently, depending on whether the culprit was male or female. Based on a wide range of primary material, this book follows the journeys of men and women implicated in the capital crimes of shoplifting, pickpocketing and distributing forged banknotes, through their trials and on to death, transportation, imprisonment or even to complete freedom. This study of the English judicial system in London provides a detailed view of its complex workings, with particular attention to the role, and apparently more lenient treatment, of women. The evidence presented also sheds light on the complex decision-making policies of a criminal justice administration burdened by the weight of increasing criminal business. DEIRDRE PALK is an independent researcher in eighteenth and nineteenth-century social and administrative history.

Class, Race, Gender, and Crime

The Social Realities of Justice in America

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Author: Gregg Barak,Paul Leighton,Jeanne Flavin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742546882

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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Drawing examples from history, news stories, and popular culture, argues that crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system are socially constructed phenomena and are dependent upon social movements, political interests, media dissemination, and policymakers.

Gender, Crime and Victimisation

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Author: Pamela Davies

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248178

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Gender, Crime and Victimisation is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book, exploring gender patterns in both offending and victimisation. It offers a thorough examination of how these patterns in society are variously established and represented, researched, explained and responded to by policy makers and criminal justice agencies. Bringing together key theory, research and policy developments, the book combines perspectives on the study of criminology with those of victimology and gender studies - drawing particularly on the influence of feminism. It analyses processes of criminalisation and social control, and their structural biases. It explores fears, anxieties and worries about crime, as well as particular vulnerabilities to crime. The book employs a range of learning devices to support the student reader, including: o Chapter overviews o Case studies and examples o Study questions o Further reading at the end of each chapter o A comprehensive glossary Comprehensive and robust, Gender, Crime and Victimisation provides a stimulating and topical overview that will appeal to undergraduates,

Women, Crime and Criminal Justice

A Global Enquiry

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Author: Rosemary L Barberet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135005753

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Women, Crime and Criminal Justice is the winner of the Division of International Criminology’s Distinguished Book Award 2014 and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section's 2015 Outstanding Book Award and the first fully internationalised book to focus on women as offenders, victims and justice professionals. It provides background, as well as specialized information that allows readers to comprehend the global forces that shape women and crime; analyze different types of violence against women (in peacetime and in armed conflict); and grasp the challenges faced by women in justice professions such as the police, the judiciary and international peacekeeping. Provocative, highly topical, engaging and written by an expert in the field, this book examines the role of women in crime and criminal justice internationally. Topics covered include: the role of globalization and development in patterns of female offending and victimization, how a human rights framework can help explain women ́s crime, victimization and the criminal justice response, global women’s activism, international perspectives on violence against women, including femicide, violence in conflict and post conflict settings, sex work and sex trafficking, women’s access to justice, as well as the increased role of women in international criminal justice settings. This book will be essential reading for those involved in the study of development, human rights, governance, security sector reform, international relations and public health, as debates about these subjects are intrinsically linked to the issues surrounding women, crime and justice. It will also be useful for students taking courses on gender, crime and criminal justice, violence against women, international criminal justice and gender studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

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Author: Rosemary Gartner,Bill McCarthy

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199838704

Category: Law

Page: 723

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The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and criminal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide.

Women, Gender, and Crime

Core Concepts

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Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544317034

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Women, Gender, and Crime: Core Concepts provides you with a complete and concise view into the intersection of gender and the criminal justice system. Author Stacy L. Mallicoat explores core topics on women as victims, offenders, and criminal justice professionals as they interact with various areas of the criminal justice system. She investigates relevant subjects that are not found in many traditional texts, including women who work as victim advocates and international issues of crime and justice relating to gender. Key Features: This text discusses women and victimization prior to covering women as offenders, because victimization is often a precursor to offending. Case Studies present compelling examples that connect concepts to real-life occurrences to reinforce learning and cover key issues, such as, sexual victimization in the military, stalking on college campuses, financial challenges for incarcerated women, pregnancy and policing, and self-care for victim advocates. Coverage of critical topics introduce you to important issues such as gender representation in criminal justice academia, multiple marginalities and LGBT populations, cyberstalking, labor trafficking, and challenges faced by women as criminal justice practitioners. Statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate the most recent trends in the field to give students an accurate picture of the criminal justice system today.