1st Edition

Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice

By Victor E. Kappeler Copyright 2013
    106 Pages
    by Routledge

    98 Pages
    by Routledge

    Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice offers an insightful look at the primarily masculine-driven perspective on crime and justice through the lens of feminist theory. The book presents the argument that an increased understanding of the female crime typology, life course, and gender-specific programming will improve social justice for offenders. Discussions on the direct implications of the way society views crime and justice contribute to policy recommendations for helping to improve these views, specifically as they relate to female crime.

    Chapter 1: Feminist Theory and Social Justice
    Chapter 2: Crime Typology
    Chapter 3: Life Course Theory
    Chapter 4: Gender-Specific Programming
    Chapter 5: Implications and Policy


    Alana Van Gundy is an Associate Professor and the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at Miami University in Ohio. Her research and publications focus on the etiology of female criminality, gender-specific theoretical testing, human rights violations within corrections, and policy recommendations for addressing female crime. Additionally, she has published work focused on online pedagogy and the National Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Van Gundy was named one of Cincy Magazine's Outstanding Educators Class of 2014.