This collection of original essays is an innovative, effective way to teach crime theory to undergraduates. Each essay brings an important crime theory to life by applying that theory to a current crime event or topic of interest to students. An original introductory essay by Don Gibbons explains the origins of these different explanations for criminal behavior, and how they are similar to and different from one another.

Feminist Theories of Women's Crime: Robbery as a Case Study

Feminist Theories of Women's Crime: Robbery as a Case Study

Feminist theories of women's crime: Robbery as a case study

Feminist scholarship emerges from rich and diverse theoretical traditions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of criminology. Feminist criminologists draw from a number of schools of feminist thought that often begin with very different premises about the nature and root causes of female oppression (for overviews, see Daly and Chesney-Lind 1988; Simpson 1989). Nonetheless, there are a number of central beliefs that guide feminist inquiries. Daly and Chesney-Lind (1988:504) list five aspects of feminist thought that distinguish it from traditional forms of inquiry:

  • Gender is not a natural fact but rather a complex social, historical, and cultural product; it is related to, but not ...
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