This book examines the relationship between gender and crime and explores both the gendered nature of crime alongside the gendered nature of criminal victimisation. Covering theory, policy and practice, this new edition has been fully revised to reflect the wider changes, development and influence of gendered thinking in these areas. It brings together a range of key issues, including:
New to the third edition is increased coverage of gender and crime in international perspective, particularly within the global south, and emerging concepts of risk and security. This is essential reading for advanced courses on gender and crime, women and crime, and feminist criminology.
"Gender is one of the most central and persistent organizing principles of the criminal justice systems and policies around the globe. This book explains why offending, victimization, policing, prisons, and the crime polices are inherently gendered. Walklate and Fitz-Gibbon weave their way through a complex map of gendered criminal justice practices, theories and policies. The book should be essential reading for a wide range of students, scholars, policy makers and criminal justice practitioners interested in crime, gender and criminal justice."
- Kerry Carrington, Professor and Head of School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
"This book provides a historically-informed, yet contemporary, analysis of gender in relation to key criminological and victimological theorists, issues and debates. The detailed and accessible approach taken by the authors make this book an important resource for those interested in established and emerging themes concerning gender and criminal justice in an increasingly globalised domain."
- Marian Duggan, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK
Introduction: Women and crime or gender and crime?
Part I: Theory
1. Criminology, victimology and feminism
2. Criminology, victimology and masculinism
Part II: Practice
3. Fear, risk and security
4. Gendering (sexual) violence(s)
Part III: Policy
5. Policing gender based violence: Men’s work and policing men
6. Gender, law and criminal justice policy
Conclusion: Reflections on gender, crime and criminal justice