Girls, Women, and Crime

Selected Readings
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761928287
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
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This book surveys female juvenile delinquency, an important topic often receiving minimal attention in books on women and crime. Authors of articles represent some of the leading scholars in the field - Claire Renzetti, Frank Cullen, and, of course, Meda Chesney-Lind. This reader accompanies The Female Offender.

Women and crime


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

The Female Offender

Girls, Women and Crime
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761924050
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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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, Second Edition redresses the balance by providing critical insight into these issues. Bringing much-needed attention to the state of these often "invisible" wrongdoers, The Female Offender enlightens and intrigues readers including academics, researchers, and students in the areas of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and women’s studies. Likewise, anyone seeking cutting-edge information about a growing offender population will want to read this book.

State Crime, Women and Gender


Author: Victoria E. Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690222
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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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.

Gender And Crime In Modern Europe


Author: Meg Arnot,Cornelie Usborne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113536107X
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.

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, 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.

Women and Crime


Author: Frances Heidensohn
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349244457
Category: Female offenders
Page: 260
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Women and Crime

A Reference Handbook
Author: Judith Ann Warner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844237
Category: Political Science
Page: 339
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A reference book that offers comprehensive information on women and crime, including an introductory essay; biographies of activists, advocates, and legislators; and a directory of organizations and agencies.

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.

Women and Crime in Early Modern Holland


Author: Manon van der Heijden
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004314121
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Women and Crime in Early Modern Holland is the first account on women’s criminality and high female crime rates in Holland in the Early Modern Period.

Women, prison, and crime


Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 258
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This text takes a comprehensive look at women in America's prisons, covering the history of women's prisons, crime rates, and sentencing practices. It provides detailed descriptions of prisoner subcultures, programs, management and staff issues, and legal issues of female prisoners, while also expanding beyond U.S. soil to compare women's prisons in other countries.

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.

Gender, Crime, and Punishment


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.

Women, Crime and Criminal Justice

A Global Enquiry
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.

Encyclopedia of Women and Crime


Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573562140
Category: Reference
Page: 361
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Covers women as offenders, victims, criminologists, criminal lawyers, reformers and workers in the criminal justice system.

Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland


Author: Anne-Marie Kilday,Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 0861932870
Category: History
Page: 183
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This book offers important new insights into the relationship between crime and gender in Scotland during the Enlightenment period. Drawing on rich and varied court records, it explores female criminality and judicial responses to it in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, against the backdrop of significant legislative changes that fundamentally altered the face of Scots law. Using a series of case studies of homicide, infanticide, assault, popular disturbances and robbery, the author argues that Scottish women were more predisposed to violence than their counterparts south of the border, and considers how far this intersected with and reflected a wider drive to `civilise' popular behaviour and to promote a more ordered society. Challenging feminist interpretations that see women principally as the victims of male-controlled economies, institutions, and power structures, the book calls for a major re-evaluation of the scope and significance of female criminality in this era. ANNE-MARIE KILDAY is Principal Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at Oxford Brookes University.

It's a Crime

Women and Justice
Author: Roslyn Muraskin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132193498
Category: Social Science
Page: 871
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It’s a Crime: Women and Justice, Fourth Edition,is an all-inclusive work on women and issues of justice. The most complete, up-to-date text available, it compiles over 50 essays that explore issues such as: the history of women’s issues; women and the law; women and violence; women and health problems; gender and race, women and prison; women and criminal justice professions; women and terrorism; and girls and delinquency. Written by Rosalyn Muraskin and leading scholars in the field, this edition highlights over thirty new essays and presents a thought-provoking dialogue concerning the major tribulations women face in the criminal justice system.