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.  

Mediated Gender, Crime and Victimisation

Mediated gender, crime and victimisation

Glossary Terms

  • Cultural Constructions
  • Folk devils
  • Ideal type
  • Gender-blind
  • Gender bias
  • Stereotype
  • Newsworthiness
  • News values
  • Signal crimes

Chapter Aims

  • Contextualise the importance and various significances of the media in representing crime and victimisation in society
  • Outline gendered representations and cultural constructions of crimes, criminals, offending, offenders and victims
  • Provide examples and illustrations of the framing of maleness and femaleness in ...
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