Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age, and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative, and contemporary research and scholarly work on it. Each chapter includes the following:- Background and glossary- Theory, research and policy review - `Thinking critically about...' sections- Reflections and future research directions- Summary and conclusions- Annotated bibliographyVictims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.

Men, Victims and Crime

Men, Victims and Crime

Men, victims and crime

Chapter Aims

  • To problematize the victim and crime victimization.
  • To examine the relationship between men and criminal victimization.
  • To assess the extent to which work of radical feminism and masculinities theories have contributed to an understanding of men and victimization.


In 1959, Barbara Wootton made the observation that ‘if men behaved like women, the courts would be idle and the prisons empty’ (Wootton, 1959: 32). Some 30 years later Cain commented that ‘the criminological gaze cannot see gender, the criminological ...

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