Gender and Crime Patterns in Victimization and Offending

ISBN-10: 0814736750
ISBN-13: 9780814736753
Edition: 2005
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Description: "Relying on recent work by a virtual who's who in the study of gender and crime, this book does exactly what is needed to significantly advance our thinking about the structure of the gender-crime nexus." Valerie Jenness, coauthor of Making Hate a  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

"Relying on recent work by a virtual who's who in the study of gender and crime, this book does exactly what is needed to significantly advance our thinking about the structure of the gender-crime nexus." Valerie Jenness, coauthor of Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement "Gender and Crime is an exceptionally strong collection that focuses on the deep intersection of criminological theory and gendered violence. Through multiple lenses of sociological inquiry, this volume gifts us with a wealth of new perspectives on gendered violence." Jeffrey Fagan, co-editor ofThe Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice: Transfer of Adolescents to the Criminal Court While rates of violent victimization have declined, women are still much more likely than men to be attacked by an intimate partner. Simultaneously, women's involvement in the criminal justice system, as arrestees and sentenced offenders, is increasing. Criminologists are struggling to understand these patterns of offending and victimization and how they can be prevented. Composed of original contributions by many of the top scholars in criminology, these essays will help to transform our understanding of women's relation to crime. Composed of original contributions by many of the top scholars in criminology, these essays will help to transform our understanding of women's relation to crime. Contributors: Jennifer L. Castro, Stephen A. Cernkovich, Sarah Curtis-Fawley, Kathleen Daly, Laura Dugan, Jill A. Dienes, Rosemary Gartner, Carole Gibbs, Peggy C. Giordano, Karen Heimer, Gwen Hunnicutt, Candace Kruttschnitt, Gary LaFree, Janet L. Lauritsen, Ross Macmillan, Bill McCarthy, Jody Miller, Christopher W. Mullins, Callie Marie Rennison, Nancy Rodriguez, Sally S. Simpson, Hilary Smith, Stacy Wittrock, Halime ?nal, and Marjorie S. Zatz.

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Candace Kruttschnitt is in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto and is the co-author of Marking Time in the Golden State: Women's Imprisonment in California .

Introduction: New Insights into the Gendered Nature of Crime and Victimization
Gendered Offending: Pathways, Situations, and Social Contexts
In and Out of Crime: A Life Course Perspective on Girls' Delinquency
Stuck Up, Telling Lies, and Talking Too Much: The Gendered Context of Young Women's Violence
No Place for Girls to Go: How Juvenile Court Officials Respond to Substance Abuse among Girls and Boys
Killing One's Children: Maternal Infanticide and the Dark Figure of Homicide
The Crimes of Poverty: Economic Marginalization and the Gender Gap in Crime
Gendered Victimization: Trajectories, Social Contexts, and Justice
The Violent Victimization of Women: A Life Course Perspective
Predictors of Violent Victimization: National Crime Victimization Survey Women and Jailed Women
Female and Male Homicide Victimization Trends: A Cross-National Context
Restorative Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault
Intersectionalities: Gender, Race, Poverty, and Crime
Making Sense of Intersections
The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Violence against Women
Contributors
Index

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