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.  

Challenges to Understanding Crime and Victimisation Through Gender

Challenges to understanding crime and victimisation through gender


The purpose of this final and concluding chapter is to do three things. First, it serves as a reminder of the overall vision of the book. In doing this it restates the key foci that form the spinal threads. Second, it consolidates the arguments arising from these established focal points by drawing together the prominent arguments derived from each substantive chapter. This involves revisiting your thoughts on the seven provocative and highly controversial questions, as posed in Chapter 1. Third, this final chapter concludes on the major questions, ‘Does gender deserve priority?’ ‘Why does gender matter and when ...

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