Gender, Crime and Victimisation is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book, exploring gender patterns in both offending and victimization. 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 criminalization and social control, and their structural biases. It explores fears, anxieties, and worries about crime, as well as particular vulnerabilities to crime.  

Gender Patterns to Crime and Victimisation

Gender patterns to crime and victimisation

Glossary Terms

  • Gender ratio
  • Gender gap
  • Victim survey

Chapter Aims

  • Specify and describe key sources from which knowledge about gender patterns is derived
  • Outline and illustrate the benchmark gender patterns to: crime; crime types; offending; criminal victimisation and other forms of social harm
  • Identify and illustrate the gender patterns to hidden crimes and victimisations
  • Problematise criminological and victimological knowledges


Chapter 1, outlined the parameters and major frames of reference for this book ...

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