Women, Crime and Justice in Context : Contemporary Perspectives in Feminist Criminology from Australia and New Zealand book cover
1st Edition

Women, Crime and Justice in Context
Contemporary Perspectives in Feminist Criminology from Australia and New Zealand

ISBN 9780367321437
Published January 18, 2022 by Routledge
296 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $44.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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 book examines both the foundational texts and cutting-edge contributions to the topic and acknowledges the unique challenges and debates in the local Australian and New Zealand context. Written as an entry-level text, it introduces undergraduate students to key theories and debates on the topics of offending, victimization and the criminal justice system. It explores key topics in feminist criminology with chapters exploring sex work, prison abolitionism, community punishment, media representations of crime and victims, and the impacts of digital technology on gendered violence. Centring on an intersectional approach, the book includes chapters that focus on disability, queer criminology, indigenous perspectives, migration and service-user perspectives. The book concludes by exploring future directions in feminist approaches to crime and justice.

This book will be essential reading for undergraduates studying feminist criminology, gender and crime, queer criminology, socio-legal studies, intersectionality, sociology and criminal justice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour and Anita Gibbs

Chapter 2. Feminist criminology

Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour

Chapter 3. Gender and victimology: A necessary pairing

Jan Jordan

Chapter 4. Gender, criminal law and violence against women: Mapping the limits of legal interventions and approaches to reform

Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Chapter 5. Women in the criminal justice system

Kate Seymour

Chapter 6. Sex work, feminism and the legal system: Aotearoa in a global context

Lynzi Armstrong

Chapter 7. Women, crime and the media

Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour

Chapter 8. Violence against women in true crime podcasts: Beyond representation and on to justice in the late-modern landscape

Laura Vitus

Chapter 9. Restorative justice in the context of gender-based violence and harm

Andrea Păroşanu

Chapter 10. Punishment in the community: Community sentences and gender

Anita Gibbs

Chapter 11. Post-prison experiences and women

Kirsten Gibson

Chapter 12. Women, incarceration and settler colonial control

Tracey McIntosh

Chapter 13. Queer criminology

Angela Dwyer

Chapter 14. Women and girls with neurodisabilities and mental health issues in the criminal justice system

Anita Gibbs

Chapter 15. "Nothing about us, without us": Centring the voices of criminalised women

Debbie Kilroy and Suzi Quixley

Chapter 16. Women and crimmigration

Brandy Cochrane

Chapter 17. Feminist prison abolitionism

Ti Lamusse

Chapter 18. Conclusion

Anita Gibbs and Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour

View More



Anita Gibbs is a Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Fairleigh Gilmour is Lecturer in Criminology and Gender Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand.