Women, Crime and Justice in Context
Contemporary Perspectives in Feminist Criminology from Australia and New Zealand
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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
Chapter 4. Gender, criminal law and violence against women: Mapping the limits of legal interventions and approaches to reform
Chapter 5. Women in the criminal justice system
Chapter 6. Sex work, feminism and the legal system: Aotearoa in a global context
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
Chapter 9. Restorative justice in the context of gender-based violence and harm
Chapter 10. Punishment in the community: Community sentences and gender
Chapter 11. Post-prison experiences and women
Chapter 12. Women, incarceration and settler colonial control
Chapter 13. Queer criminology
Chapter 14. Women and girls with neurodisabilities and mental health issues in the criminal justice system
Chapter 15. "Nothing about us, without us": Centring the voices of criminalised women
Debbie Kilroy and Suzi Quixley
Chapter 16. Women and crimmigration
Chapter 17. Feminist prison abolitionism
Chapter 18. Conclusion
Anita Gibbs and Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour
Anita Gibbs is Associate 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.