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.  

Feminist and Gendered Perspectives: Explaining and Theorising Offending and Victimisation

Feminist and gendered perspectives: Explaining and theorising offending and victimisation

Glossary Terms

  • Discrimination
  • Feminisation of poverty
  • Gender difference
  • Agency
  • Classicism
  • ‘Doing-gender’
  • Hegemonic masculinity
  • Masculinity

Chapter Aims

  • Contextualise feminist theorising on offending and victimisation
  • Query whether or not criminology has explained gendered patterns of offending in an adequate manner
  • Provoke further feminist inspired knowledges and theorising on crime and victimisation in society
  • Encourage feminist and critical scholarship to confront some key challenges around gendered ...
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