This series is a natural home for Criminology research with a Feminist Studies focus. Bringing together original, innovative and topical books that showcase cutting edge theory and empirical research, it is a focal point around which the field can continue to develop and flourish. The series is broad in scope, in recognition of the diverse nature of research that is undertaken relating to Feminist Studies, Crime and Criminal justice. Methodologically the series is open to, and actively encourages, a diverse range of approaches. This can include ethnographies, policy analysis, rigorous quantitative studies, realist methods, media and textual analysis, mixed methods approaches and theoretical work. Aiming to be international in focus, with books in the series providing a range of theoretical, methodological and thematic issues, the knowledge generated should be diverse, novel and intellectually stimulating.
By Julie-Anne Toohey
September 25, 2023
The Social Exclusion of Incarcerated Women with Cognitive Disabilities explores the lived experience of cognitively disabled women incarcerated in Australia. It draws upon in-depth interviews with Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, as well as interviews conducted with prison practitioners – ...
By Ashlee Gore
May 31, 2023
Gender, Homicide, and the Politics of Responsibility explores the competing and contradictory understandings of violence against women and men’s responsibility. It situates these within the personal and political intersections of neoliberal and ‘postfeminist’ imperatives of individualisation, ...
By Madeline Petrillo
May 31, 2023
Women, Trauma, and Journeys towards Desistance: Navigating the Labyrinth provides an examination of women’s desistance from crime from a gender-responsive, trauma-informed perspective. The book is based on the reflections of fifty-six women over a three-year period as they transition from custody ...
By Brittany VandeBerg
January 20, 2023
Drawing from an interdisciplinary body of research and data, Women of Piracy employs a criminological lens to explore how women have been involved in, and impacted by, maritime piracy operations from the 16th century to present day piracy off the coast of Somalia. The book challenges and resists ...
By Anita Gibbs, Fairleigh Gilmour
January 18, 2022
Women, Crime and Justice in Context presents contemporary feminist approaches to key issues in criminal justice. It draws together key researchers from Australia and New Zealand to offer a context-specific textbook that covers all of the major debates in the discipline in an accessible way. This ...