Feminism and Criminology


Author: Ngaire Naffine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745683274
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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This much-needed book is a concise and accessible account of thecontribution of feminist thinking to the study of crime. Tracingthe intellectual history of criminology from its scientificfoundations in the nineteenth century to its recent encounters withpostmodernism, Naffine discusses the ways in which the disciplinehas established its priorities and values, and shows how men becameand remain the central interest of the discipline. Criminologists,she argues, are still reluctant to engage with feminist scholarshipwhich questions their agenda. Naffine argues that for several decades feminists from a variety ofdisciplines have been studying crime, producing increasinglyrefined and sophisticated understandings of the phenomenon. Theirinterests have ranged widely, from the effects of masculinity andfemininity on the propensity to offend, to the ways in which classand race affect the gender dimension of crime. They have pursueddifficult questions about the nature of knowledge and the meaningsof human behaviour in men and women. Naffine analyses the treatment of women offenders by the criminaljustice system, and women as victims of crime - especially violentcrime - and argues for a different understanding of sexualrelations between men and women within the crime of rape. Finally,she examines how feminist detective fiction can enliven and enhancethe study of crime. Provocative and well-argued, this timely book will be welcomed bystudents and researchers in women's studies, gender studies,criminology, sociology and law.

Gender, Crime, and Feminism


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.

Understanding Criminology

Current Theoretical Debates
Author: Walklate, Sandra
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335221238
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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This textbook is designed to cover the major areas of debate within the fields of criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Feminist Criminology


Author: Claire M. Renzetti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134178255
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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Feminist criminology grew out of the Women’s Movement of the 1970s, in response to the male dominance of mainstream criminology – which meant that not only were women largely excluded from carrying out criminological research, they were also barely considered as subjects of that research. In this volume, Claire Renzetti traces the development of feminist criminology from the 1970s to the present, examining the diversity of feminisms which have developed: liberal feminist criminology Marxist, radical and socialist feminist criminologies structured action theory left realism postmodern feminism black/multiracial feminist criminology. She shows how these perspectives have made a great impact on the discipline, the academy, and the criminal justice system, but also highlights the limitations of this influence. How far has feminist criminology transformed research and knowledge production, education, and practice? And how can feminist criminologists continue to shape the future of the discipline?

Gendered (in)justice

Theory and Practice in Feminist Criminology
Author: Pamela J. Schram,Barbara Koons-Witt
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577663287
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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This collection examines the gender and environmental factors that precede criminal behavior and the effects of gender on how the criminal justice system perceives and treats adult women offenders. Divided into four sections, section I is an overview of feminist theory in criminology, from its early influence to its recent contributions. Section II addresses gender issues important to understanding women and the crimes they commit and emphasizes the need to study how gender organizes criminal activity. The articles in section III discuss the laws and policies affecting women offenders, including the effects of stereotypes on sentencing and the rising rates of incarceration due to drug laws. The final section analyzes the treatment of women in prison and programs for female offenders from a feminist perspective.

Criminology and Public Policy

Putting Theory to Work
Author: Hugh Barlow,Scott H. Decker
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439900086
Category: Law
Page: 306
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Examines the links between criminological theory and criminal justice policy and practice.

Feminist Perspectives in Criminology


Author: Loraine Gelsthorpe,Allison Morris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780335099337
Category: Social Science
Page: 214
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Feminism and the Power of Law


Author: Carol Smart
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415038812
Category: Law
Page: 180
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Carol Smart presents a new gendered analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist, post-structuralist approach. She comments on pornography as well as discussing recent research on rape trials and abortion

Women, Crime and Criminology (Routledge Revivals)

A Feminist Critique
Author: Carol Smart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136161465
Category: Social Science
Page: 226
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First published in 1977, Women, Crime and Criminology presents a feminist critique of classical and contemporary theories of female criminality. It addresses the issue that criminology literature has, throughout history, been predominantly male-oriented, always treating female criminality as marginal to the ‘proper’ study of crime in society. Carol Smart explores a new direction in criminology, and the sociology of deviance, by investigating female crime from a committed feminist position. Examining the types of offences committed by female offenders, Smart points to the fallacies inherent in a reliance on official statistics and shows the deficiencies of the popular argument that female emancipation has caused an increase in female crime rates. She deals with studies of prostitution and rape and considers the treatment of women – as offenders and victims – by the criminal law, the police and courts, and the penal system. Particular attention is given to the question of lenient treatment for female offenders with the conclusion that women and girls are, in some important instances, actually discriminated against in our legal and penal systems. The relationship between female criminality and mental illness is discussed and the author concludes by dealing with some of the problems inherent in developing a feminist criminology.

Criminological Theories

Bridging the Past to the Future
Author: Suzette Cote
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761925026
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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This anthology is a superb collection of 36 articles covering all of the major theories, past and present, that inform criminology today. What truly sets this volume apart is the inclusion of many articles discussing novel and often overlooked perspectives in criminological theory. In fact, many of these articles have never before been included in a reader. Each article is framed by an introductory overview (discussing the article's importance, the context for its development, and the author) and concludes with discussion questions. These articles include a thorough examination of topics such as white collar crime and developmental criminology, as well a discussions of integrated theories that consider genetics, psychology, and environmental approaches. As most journal articles are typically written for a professional audience, the original articles have been substantially edited and abridged to make them more accessible to students. The resulting reader will prove to be an invaluable resource for any undergraduate or graduate course where criminological theory plays a central role.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology


Author: Mike Maguire,Rodney Morgan,Robert Reiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199205442
Category: Law
Page: 1185
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teachers and students of criminology and is a sourcebook for professionals.

Criminological Theory

An Analysis of Its Underlying Assumptions
Author: Werner J. Einstadter,Stuart Henry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742542914
Category: Social Science
Page: 427
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Designed for upper-level senior and graduate criminological theory courses, this text thoroughly examines the ideas and assumptions underlying each major theoretical perspective in criminology. It lays bare theorists' ideas about human nature, social structure, social order, concepts of law, crime and criminals, the logic of crime causation and the policies and criminal justice practices that follow from these premises. The book provides students with a clear critical, analytic overview of criminological theory that enable enformed evaluative comparisons among different theorists.

Readings in Contemporary Criminological Theory


Author: Peter Cordella,Larry J. Siegel
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555532246
Category: Law
Page: 409
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An anthology of 24 essays on major developments in contemporary criminological theory

Feminism and Global Justice


Author: Kerry Carrington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317605853
Category: Social Science
Page: 194
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In this book, Kerry Carrington takes a bold, critical and reflexive approach to understanding the global divisions and inequalities that shape distinctive patterns of gender and crime. The book argues that in order for feminist criminology to enhance its conceptual and political relevance in the twenty-first century, bold new directions in scholarship on gender, crime and global justice are required that also take into account global divisions and inequalities. Issues explored in the book include the forced marriage of child brides, female genital mutilation, feminicide, honour crimes, rape and domestic violence, and the systemic denial of female rights justified by religion, custom or culture. It also explores rising rates of violence recorded for women offenders globally, and their increasing participation in terrorism, as well as troubling male-on-male violence in anomic spaces cultivated by globalising forces. Feminism and Global Justice argues that the world needs feminism more than ever to address systemic culturally shaped and diverse forms of injustice experienced by females across the globe, many of them children. It will be essential reading for international and national human rights organisations, as well as academics and students engaged in the study of criminology, development studies, sociology, politics, and gender studies.

Women, Education, and Agency, 1600–2000


Author: Jean Spence,Sarah Aiston,Maureen M. Meikle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135855846
Category: Education
Page: 296
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This collection of essays brings together an international roster of contributors to provide historical insight into women’s agency and activism in education throughout from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Topics discussed range from the strategies adopted by individual women to achieve a personal education and the influence of educated women upon their social environment, to the organized efforts of groups of women to pursue broader feminist goals in an educational context. The collection is designed to recover the variety of the voices of women inhabiting different geographical and social contexts while highlighting commonality and continuity with reference to creativity, achievement, and the management and transgression of structures of gender inequality.

Biology and Criminology

The Biosocial Synthesis
Author: Anthony Walsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135965951
Category: Science
Page: 378
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Numerous criminologists have noted their dissatisfaction with the state of criminology. The need for a new paradigm for the 21st century is clear. However, many distrust biology as a factor in studies of criminal behavior, whether because of limited exposure or because the orientation of criminology in general has a propensity to see it as racist, classist, or at least illiberal. This innovative new book by noted criminologist Anthony Walsh dispels such fears, examining how information from the biological sciences strengthens criminology work and both complements and improves upon traditional theories of criminal behavior. With its reasoned case for biological science as a fundamental tool of the criminologist, Walsh's groundbreaking work will be required reading for all students and faculty within the field of criminology.

Women, Crime and Criminology

A Feminist Critique
Author: Carol Smart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203079676
Category: Social Science
Page: 226
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First published in 1977, Women, Crime and Criminology presents a feminist critique of classical and contemporary theories of female criminality. It addresses the issue that criminology literature has, throughout history, been predominantly male-oriented, always treating female criminality as marginal to the 'proper' study of crime in society. Carol Smart explores a new direction in criminology, and the sociology of deviance, by investigating female crime from a committed feminist position. Examining the types of offences committed by female offenders, Smart points to the fallacies inherent in a reliance on official statistics and shows the deficiencies of the popular argument that female emancipation has caused an increase in female crime rates. She deals with studies of prostitution and rape and considers the treatment of women - as offenders and victims - by the criminal law, the police and courts, and the penal system. Particular attention is given to the question of lenient treatment for female offenders with the conclusion that women and girls are, in some important instances, actually discriminated against in our legal and penal systems. The relationship between female criminality and mental illness is discussed and the author concludes by dealing with some of the problems inherent in developing a feminist criminology.

Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Crime

Toward a Socialist Feminist Criminology
Author: James W. Messerschmidt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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'An outstanding contribution both to socialist feminist theory and to criminology....it will be regarded as a touchstone for such research for many years to come.'-Eleanor M. Miller, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior
Author: Frank E. Hagan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412953650
Category: Social Science
Page: 534
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"After reviewing dozens of books, this text provided the best basic foundation and the study website is excellent." -Michelle Ronda, Marymount Manhattan College The Sixth Edition of Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, with a chapter devoted to the criminal justice system. Valued and admired for the author's easy-to-read writing style and the text's overall accessibility, this book concentrates on the vital core of criminological theory-theory, method, and criminal behavior-and successfully avoids an overly legal or crime control orientation. Updated throughout and with a visually engaging new two-color design, the Sixth Edition investigates all major forms of criminal activity, including organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. Author Frank E. Hagan explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to the Sixth Edition Offers expanded treatment of theory: An additional theory chapter (Chapter 5) explores psychological and biological theories, and the author has provided additional coverage of Developmental/Life Course theory in Chapter 6. Presents expanded detail on many types of crime: The book features comprehensive treatment of all crime typologies. Provides broader coverage of crime in its various forms: With major coverage of white collar, political, and organized crime, the text fully addresses topics such as Warez software piracy, spies, assassins, new organized crime groups, and major corporate scandals. Incorporates updated and new "Crime Files" and "In the News" boxes: New captivating examples include the Virginia Tech shootings; the BTK killer; Washington, DC snipers; Red Lake Massacre; and the Hanssen Spy case. Includes a new final chapter on the criminal justice system (Chapter 14): This chapter provides a brief overview to acquaint students who have not had a separate course on the justice system. Features an updated photo program: Contemporary visual representations bring to life the theories and crime typologies covered in the text. Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/haganstudy: The study site includes self-quizzes, links to interesting and useful audio and video files (NPR and PBS radio archives, Frontline videos), carefully selected journal articles, Web research exercises, E-flashcards, and more. Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM: include a computerized test bank, PowerPoint slides for each chapter, classroom activities, and more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6am-5pm PT). Intended Audience This is an excellent text for undergraduate courses such as Criminology, Deviant Behavior, and Crime and Society in departments of criminal justice, criminology, and sociology.

Women, Violence, and the Media

Readings in Feminist Criminology
Author: Drew Humphries
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555537189
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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Provocative collection of essays designed to give students an understanding of media representations of women's experience of violence and to educate a new generation to recognize and critique media images of women