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Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

2nd Edition

By Sandra Walklate


248 pages

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pub: 2013-01-11
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This book provides a lucid and highly acclaimed introduction to gender issues in crime and criminal justice, central to any understanding of crime and criminal justice policy and practice.

This second edition has been updated to take full account of recent developments, particularly in the areas of policing, crime prevention, restorative justice and legislation relating to sexual offences and the nature and impact of crime on women − in particular the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice is divided into three main sections. The first considers different ways of theorising about gender and the relative impact of this on thinking about crime and criminal victimisation; the second considers some of the evidence in relation to people's gendered experiences of crime and criminal victimisation; the third considers how those working within the criminal justice system, and the policies that are put in place, work to sustain or change those experiences of crime and criminal victimisation in relation to gender.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Women and crime or gender and crime? Part 1: Theory 1. Criminology, victimology and feminism 2. Criminology, victimology and masculinism Part 2: Practice 3. Crime, fear and risk 4. Gendering sexual violence Part 3: Policy 5. Is criminal justice work men's work? 6. Gender, the law and criminal justice policy Conclusion: Gender, crime and politics

About the Author

Sandra Walklate is Professor of Criminology, and Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology, at the University of Liverpool. Recent publications include Imagining the Victim of Crime (McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2007), and Beyond the Rish Society: Critical Reflections on Risk and Human Security (McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2006).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology