Girls, Women, and Crime

Selected Readings
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412996708
Category: Social Science
Page: 265
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Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, Girls, Women and Crime: Selected Readings, Second Edition is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. The individual sections in the book survey four major areas: theories of female criminality, literature on female juvenile delinquents, women as offenders and women in prison. The readings in Girls, Women, and Crime focus on two central questions: How does gender matter in crime and the justice system? What characterizes women's and girls' pathway to crime? In answering these key questions, the contributors reveal the complex worlds females in the criminal justice system must often negotiate-worlds that are frequently riddled with violence, victimization, discrimination, and economic marginalization.

Women and crime


Author: Rita James Simon
Publisher: Lexington Books, [1975]
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 126
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Gender and Crime

Patterns of Victimization and Offending
Author: Karen Heimer,Candace Kruttschnitt
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814736750
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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In the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Court’s role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Court’s intervention in political process cases to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v. Carr. The case opened the courts to a variety of election law disputes, to the point that the courts now control and direct major aspects of the American electoral process. The Supreme Court does have a crucial role to play in protecting a socially constructed “core” of political equality principles, contends Hasen, but it should leave contested questions of political equality to the political process itself. Under this standard, many of the Court’s most important election law cases from Baker to Bush have been wrongly decided.

Women and Crime


Author: S. K. Mukherjee,Jocelynne A. Scutt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317287010
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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First published in 1981. In the last few decades, interest in the study of crimes by women has increased. This interest has coincided with the accelerated momentum of the feminist movement and has led to claims that a rising female crime rate is somehow linked with the changing status of women. But are women committing more crimes? And if so, can this be attributed to the impact of the women’s movement? In this book, nine essays survey aspects of the relationship between women and the criminal justice system. The contributors include historians, criminologists, lawyers, ex-prisoners and political scientists. Women and Crime will be of interest to students of criminology.

Gender and Crime

An Introduction
Author: Sandra Walklate
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780134334592
Category: Fear of crime
Page: 212
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Gender and Crime is a new textbook designed to introduce students to issues of gender in crime and criminal justice. It deals with a wide range of topics, looking at both offenders and victims, the workings of the criminal justice and penal systems and the social context for crime. These issues are examined with reference to the recent debates on masculinity as well as those relating to women and crime. In conclusion, the book reviews the significance of gender in crime. Gender and Crime is a timely re-examination of gender and criminal justice written in a style and format accessible to students of criminology, the sociology of crime and deviance, gender studies, social policy and police studies.

Women and Crime: A Reference Handbook


Author: Judith Ann Warner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844245
Category: Social Science
Page: 339
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Drawing on government data and interdisciplinary expertise, this timely book seeks to explain why the changing economic and legal status of women has not reduced the gender gap in criminal offending. • Quotations from women offenders that explain their actions and situate them in life-history trajectories associated with criminal behavior • Biographies of key theorists and researchers, prominent women offenders, and advocates for gender and justice • Uniform Crime Report and Bureau of Justice statistics on girls' and womens' offending relative to men • Primary source documents on legislation impacting women's offending and victimization • A chronology of women's offending and legislation from the Colonial era to the present • A glossary of key criminal justice terms that apply to women offenders • An interdisciplinary bibliography of reference works, monographs, journal articles, Internet sites, and streaming/DVD resources

State Crime, Women and Gender


Author: Victoria E. Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690214
Category: Social Science
Page: 238
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The United Nations has called violence against women "the most pervasive, yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world" and there is a long-established history of the systematic victimization of women by the state during times of peace and conflict. This book contributes to the established literature on women, gender and crime and the growing research on state crime and extends the discussion of violence against women to include the role and extent of crime and violence perpetrated by the state. State Crime, Women and Gender examines state-perpetrated violence against women in all its various forms. Drawing on case studies from around the world, patterns of state-perpetrated violence are examined as it relates to women’s victimization, their role as perpetrators, resistors of state violence, as well as their engagement as professionals in the international criminal justice system. From the direct involvement of Condaleeza Rice in the United States-led war on terror, to the women of Egypt’s Arab Spring Uprising, to Afghani poetry as a means to resist state-sanctioned patriarchal control, case examples are used to highlight the pervasive and enduring problem of state-perpetrated violence against women. The exploration of topics that have not previously been addressed in the criminological literature, such as women as perpetrators of state violence and their role as willing consumers who reinforce and replicate the existing state-sanctioned patriarchal status quo, makes State Crime, Women and Gender a must-read for students and scholars engaged in the study of state crime, victimology and feminist criminology.

Gender and Crime

A Human Rights Approach
Author: Marisa Silvestri,Chris Crowther-Dowey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965942
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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This book is a comprehensive and critical introduction to the field of gender and crime, re-thinking the key themes and debates within a human rights framework. Integrating empirical, theoretical and policy-related material, this Second Edition has been significantly updated, and now includes; Full consideration of the 2010-2015 Coalition Government and its effect on gender and crime within England and Wales A new chapter relating criminological theory to gender and crime A new chapter discussing the history of gender and crime A new chapter analysing contemporary issues in gender and crime in a globalised world Fully updated learning features including; Chapter Overviews, Key Words, Study Questions, Chapter Summaries, Key Further Readings and a Glossary. Gender and Crime: A Human Rights Approach is essential reading for students studying criminology, sociology, social policy and gender studies.

Encyclopedia of Women and Crime


Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780816047734
Category: True Crime
Page: 361
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Presents a guide to female criminology, covering criminal offenders, policing, court cases, victims and victimology, and key figures in the criminal justice process.

Gender And Crime In Modern Europe


Author: Meg Arnot,Cornelie Usborne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135361088
Category: History
Page: 304
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This work explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in Europe in this period. taking a gendered approach, criminal prosecution and punishment are discussed in relation to the victims and perpretrators. This volume investigates various representations of femininity by assessing female experiences including wife-beating, divorce, abortion, prostitution, property crime and embezzlement at the work place. In addition, issues such as neglect, sexual abuse and the "invention" of the juvenile offender are analyzed.

Women and Crime

A Text/Reader
Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987504
Category: Social Science
Page: 641
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Women and Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.

The Female Offender

Girls, Women, and Crime
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412996694
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, the subject matter of The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Third Edition redresses the balance by providing critical insight into these issues. In an engaging style, authors Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko explore gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede criminal behavior and address the question of whether female offenders are more violent today than in the past. The authors provide a revealing look at how public discomfort with the idea of women as criminals significantly impacts the treatment received by this offender population.

Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern England


Author: S. Clark
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230000622
Category: Fiction
Page: 233
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Clark explores how real-life women's crimes were handled in the news media of an age before the invention of the newspaper, in ballads, pamphlets, and plays. It discusses those features of contemporary society which particularly influenced early modern crime reporting, such as attitudes to news, the law and women's rights, and ideas about the responsibility of the community for keeping order. It considers the problems of writing about transgressive women for audiences whose ideal woman was chaste, silent, and obedient.

Women, Crime, and Justice

Balancing the Scales
Author: Elaine Gunnison,Frances P. Bernat,Lynne Goodstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118793463
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Women, Crime, and Justice: Balancing the Scales presents a comprehensive analysis of the role of women in the criminal justice system, providing important new insight to their position as offenders, victims, and practitioners. Draws on global feminist perspectives on female offending and victimization from around the world Covers topics including criminal law, case processing, domestic violence, gay/lesbian and transgendered prisoners, cyberbullying, offender re-entry, and sex trafficking Explores issues professional women face in the criminal justice workplace, such as police culture, judicial decision-making, working in corrections facilities, and more Includes international case examples throughout, using numerous topical examples and personal narratives to stimulate students’ critical thinking and active engagement

Women, Gender, and Crime

Core Concepts
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.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime


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 and Crime in America


Author: Lee H. Bowker
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 433
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Women and Urban Crimes


Author: Doel Mukherjee
Publisher: Gyan Books
ISBN: 9788178354064
Category: Urban women
Page: 349
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The book deals with the magnitude of crimes against women in the developed and the developing World context. Through two empirical case studies the spatial context of crime has been explained, especially how socia-economic parameters and the environment can play a role to promote crime and disorder in a city. Crime remedy is through good legislation. NGO's working on women's issues, the government while making policies and the media need to find ways to strengthen legislation to project the vulnerable women.

Women and Crime in India

A Study in Sociocultural Dynamics
Author: Rekha Saxena
Publisher: South Asia Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Women and Crime


Author: Frances Heidensohn
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780333642092
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
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The second edition of Women and Crime is a carefully revised version of what has become the standard text on this subject. It provides a comprehensive review of findings about female criminality, women and criminal justice, and the treatment of female offenders. It also offers a clear analysis of theoretical perspectives, of images of deviant women and women's experiences of social control. A new section reviews developments during the past decade and outlines the shifts in social research and crime concerns. The bibliography has been thoroughly revised and updated.