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 and Responses to Victimisation

Gender and responses to victimisation

Glossary Terms

  • Victim movement/Unofficial victim
  • movement
  • Social justice
  • Witness
  • Victim-witness
  • Vulnerable victim/witnesses
  • Victim focussed/oriented
  • Social harm
  • Sexual violence
  • Secondary victimisation
  • Re-victimisation
  • Witness support

Chapter Aims

  • Outline the gender agenda to victimisation
  • Engage in a gendered critique of responses to victimisation
  • Examine how and why gender matters in responding to victimisation
  • Explore victims needs through a gender lens
  • Consider gender-wise and gender different ...
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