3rd Edition

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

By Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Sandra Walklate Copyright 2018
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    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:

    • Theories and concepts in feminist criminology,
    • Gender and victimisation,
    • Sexual and domestic violence,
    • Male dominance in the criminal justice system,
    • Gendered perspectives in law and criminal justice policy.

    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.

    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



    Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, researcher in the Monash Gender and Family Violence program and an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool. She is recognised as a leading researcher in family violence, legal responses to lethal violence, and the effects of homicide law and sentencing reform in Australian and international jurisdictions. In 2015 she received the prestigious Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to examine innovative and best practice legal responses to the prevention of intimate homicide in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

    Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool and conjoint Chair of Criminology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Criminology and in July 2014 was awarded the British Society of Criminology’s outstanding achievement award. She also holds an adjunct professorial role at QUT in Brisbane. She has been researching criminal victimisation since the early 1980s with a particular focus on gendered violence(s) and the fear of crime.

    "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