Women, Crime and Criminology

A Celebration

Author: Carol Smart,Frances Heidensohn,Reader in Social Science and Administration Frances Heidensohn,Richard Collier

Publisher: Eg Press Limited

ISBN: 9781911439066

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Page: 88

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This edited collection, with contributions from Frances Heidensohn, Richard Collier and Carol Smart, is based on the papers delivered at the critical research seminar hosted by the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation, and Social Exclusion at Liverpool John Moores University on 16th March 2016. The seminar celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Carol Smart's path-breaking book, Women, Crime and Criminology published in 1976.
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Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Kate Fitz-Gibbon,Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317221400

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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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.
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Women, Crime, and Justice

Balancing the Scales

Author: Elaine Gunnison,Frances P. Bernat,Lynne Goodstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118793447

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Women, Crime, and Justice: Balancing the Scales presents a comprehensive analysis of the role of women in the criminal justice system, providing important new insight to their position as offenders, victims, and practitioners. Draws on global feminist perspectives on female offending and victimization from around the world Covers topics including criminal law, case processing, domestic violence, gay/lesbian and transgendered prisoners, cyberbullying, offender re-entry, and sex trafficking Explores issues professional women face in the criminal justice workplace, such as police culture, judicial decision-making, working in corrections facilities, and more Includes international case examples throughout, using numerous topical examples and personal narratives to stimulate students’ critical thinking and active engagement
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Gender and Crime

Author: Marisa Silvestri,Chris Crowther-Dowey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849204861

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This text provides a much-needed, comprehensive critical introduction to debates about the relationship between gender and crime. Bringing together both feminist and masculinist perspectives, the book is a 'one stop shop' for gaining knowledge and understanding of the field of gender and crime as a whole. In addition to offering an overview of key themes and issues, Silvestri and Crowther-Dowey breathe new life into existing and well-rehearsed debates by considering the usefulness of drawing on a human rights discourse for making sense of gender, crime and criminal justice. In re-thinking the experiences of women and men as offenders, victims and criminal justice professionals within a human rights framework, the authors encourage a fresh approach to traditional debates about gender and crime. The book integrates empirical, theoretical and policy-related materials in order to encourage a thorough understanding of the field. Complex ideas and debates are grounded with reference to real life examples. The learning process is supported through the use of chapter overviews, key terms, study questions and suggestions for further reading. Gender and Crime is essential reading for students and academics in criminology, sociology, social policy and gender studies. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.
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Masculinities and Crime

Critique and Reconceptualization of Theory

Author: James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847678693

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Challenging the common masculinist character of criminological research, James W. Messerschmidt develops an elaborate scrutiny of the gender roles that, along with class and race, influence the occurrence and types of crimes in our society.
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Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3959092555

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Der 1866 veröffentlichte Roman »Armadale« gehört zu den bekanntesten Werke Wilkie Collins und steht mit seiner düster-labyrinthischen Erzählung in der Tradition des englischen Schauerromans: Der steinreiche Allan Armadale liegt in dem kleinen deutschen Kurort Wildbad im Sterben. Einem zufällig anwesenden englischen Juristen diktiert er seine Lebensbeichte: Vor langer Zeit hat er seine große Liebe Miss Blanchard an einen Nebenbuhler verloren und diesen dafür bei einem Schiffbruch ermordet, ohne dass die Tat aufgedeckt wurde. Miss Blanchard, die das Unglück überlebte, brachte einen Sohn zur Welt, der ebenfalls Allan Armadale heißt – ebenso wie der Sohn des sterbenden Armadale aus der späteren Ehe mit einer Kreolin. Nun droht ein tödlicher Konflikt zwischen den beiden, diametral entgegengesetzten jungen Männern, den der Sterbende mit seiner Beichte unbedingt verhindern will ...
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Criminological Theories

Bridging the Past to the Future

Author: Suzette Cote

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925031

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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This book is an anthology of 34 previously published articles and book exerpts that focus on the major theories, past and present, that inform criminology today. While there are a variety of readers available in criminological theory, Cote provides a greater emphasis on some of the novel, newer theories, and some of the often overlooked theoretical perspectives - particularly the newer integrative perspectives. Additionally, an innovative section early in the book contains articles looking at the points where theory and research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice merge and diverge. Features/Benefits: · Some new perspectives not often seen in theory readers · There is a greater emphasis on issues of gender, race, and class within criminological theories and criminality giving the book a more contemporary feel. · The anthology includes and expands on topics typically neglected in other texts, namely white-collar crime; developmental criminology; new penology; postmodern and constitutive theories; and integrated theories that consider genetics, psychology, and environmental approaches. · Brief overviews introducing each article discuss the author, the article's important points, and a context for its development and value. · Discussion questions at the end of each theory section.
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Sonnensturm

Roman

Author: Åsa Larsson

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641126479

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Im schwedischen Kiruna sind die Winter dunkel und klirrend kalt. Eines düsteren Tages beleuchtet das Polarlicht eine gespenstische Szenerie: Viktor Stråndgard liegt tot in der Kirche. Nicht das erste Mal. Als Jugendlicher war er nach einem Unfall scheintot, hatte Kontakt mit Gott und Engeln. Dieses Erlebnis hat ihn zum umschwärmten Star einer einflussreichen Sektengemeinde gemacht. Jetzt wurde er brutal erstochen, und zwei furchtlose Frauen sind entschlossen, Licht in das Dunkel zu bringen. Rebecka Martinsson, eigentlich Steueranwältin in Stockholm, eilt in ihren Heimatort zurück, um Viktors Schwester beizustehen. Doch Sanna ist inzwischen Hauptverdächtige, und auch Rebecka wird von der Vergangenheit eingeholt. Die hochschwangere Polizeiinspektorin Anna-Maria Mella nimmt die Ermittlungen auf. Aber die Kirchenmitglieder sind so schweigsam wie die Kirchenmauern. Ist die brüderliche Liebe in Hass umgeschlagen? Oder ist der Täter außerhalb der Kirche zu suchen? Unerbittlich, witzig und höchst raffiniert schildert Åsa Larsson die Suche der beiden Frauen nach der Wahrheit und hält die Spannung mit funkelnden Dialogen und psychologischem Tiefsinn bis zum fulminanten Schluss. Åsa Larssons erster Thriller begeistert mit atmosphärischer Dichte, spannendem Detailwissen und ist durchwirkt mit schwarzem Humor. Eine außergewöhnliche Autorin am Beginn einer internationalen Karriere. Ausgezeichnet als bestes schwedisches Krimidebüt 2003.
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Media and Crime

Author: Yvonne Jewkes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917301

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This book critically examines the complex interactions between media and crime. Written with an engaging and authoritative voice, it guides you through all the key issues, ranging from news reporting of crime, media constructions of children and women, moral panics and media and the police to 'reality' crime shows, surveillance and social control. This third edition: Explores innovations in technology and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism. Examines the impact of new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites. Features chapters dedicated to the issues around cybercrime and crime film, along with new content on terrorism and the media. Shows you how to research media and crime. Includes discussion questions, further reading and a glossary. Now features a companion website, complete with links to journal articles, relevant websites and blogs. This is essential reading for your studies in criminology, media studies, cultural studies and sociology. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.
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Feministische Wissenschaftstheorie

zum Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und sozialem Geschlecht

Author: Sandra G. Harding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886193844

Category: Feminism

Page: 299

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Masculinities, crime and criminology

men, heterosexuality and the criminal(ised) other

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803979963

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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In this work which questions why crime is so overwhelmingly an activity conducted by men, Collier presents an alternative approach to theorizing the 'maleness' of crime. The book also inlcudes exploration of high-profile debates around crime.
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Criminological Theory

Context and Consequences

Author: J. Robert Lilly,Francis T. Cullen,Richard A. Ball

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141298145X

Category: Social Science

Page: 489

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Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, this Fifth Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common sense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. This thoroughly revised edition covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context and now includes new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.
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Unruly Women

The Politics of Confinement & Resistance

Author: Karlene Faith

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609803388

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women’s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there. Most women who are incarcerated do not pose a danger to society but transgress patriarchal, capitalist norms that seek to control their bodies and choices, as seen in the case of prostitution and prosecutions of pregnant women for risky behaviors. Further, the majority of women who enter the criminal justice system have been victims of violence, which raises questions about the continuum from victimization to criminalization. Unruly Women explores patterns of female crimes and punishments, from the witch hunts to the present; institutionalized violence and sexual abuse against incarcerated women; women loving women in prison; motherhood inside prison; battered woman syndrome; Hollywood’s formulaic women-in-prison films; political education in prisons; and acts of resistance, inside and out. Karlene Faith challenges misconceptions of "deviant" women, and celebrates the unruly woman: the unmanageable woman who claims her own body, and who cannot be silenced. As the "drug war" wages on, riddled with excessive and inequitable prison sentences; the incarcerated population skyrockets toward 2.5 million (up from less than 200,000 nationwide in 1970); and private prisons burgeon around the coasts, now is a critical moment to educate ourselves about what is at stake with our prison system. Faith’s incisive work causes us to question the usefulness of the forced confinement and surveillance of mostly nonviolent people.
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Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction

Author: Maysaa Husam Jaber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137356472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This book fills a gap in both literary and feminist scholarship by offering the first major study of femme fatales in hardboiled crime fiction. Maysaa Jaber shows that the criminal literary figures in the genre open up powerful spaces for imagining female agency in direct opposition to the constraining forces of patriarchy and misogyny.
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Rachgier

Ein Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342645033X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Fall Nr. 10 für Val McDermids berühmtes Ermittler-Duo: Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill jagen den "Wedding Killer" Eine verkohlte Leiche in einem ausgebrannten Auto – das ist alles, was von der unauffälligen Büroangestellten Kathryn McCormick übrig ist. Erst vor kurzem hatte sie auf einer Hochzeit einen attraktiven Mann kennengelernt und auf neues Glück nach einer herben Enttäuschung gehofft. DCI Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill versuchen den Mann ausfindig zu machen, müssen aber feststellen, dass keiner der anderen Hochzeitsgäste ihn kannte. Eine weitere Frauenleiche bestätigt Carols furchtbaren Verdacht: Ein ebenso raffinierter wie perfider Serienkiller macht sich die Einsamkeit seiner Opfer zunutze. "Grausig und großartig, das Werk einer meisterhaften Krimiautorin." The Scotsman, Edinburgh
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Scarpetta

Kay Scarpettas 16. Fall

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455402364

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

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Am Silvesterabend findet man die Psychologiestudentin Terri Bridges erdrosselt in ihrem New Yorker Apartment. Ihr Freund Oscar Bane wird aufgrund seiner bizarr anmutenden Erklärungen in die Gefängnispsychiatrie eingewiesen. Scarpetta weiß nicht, ob sie ihm Glauben schenken soll, doch eines ist bald sicher: Terris Mörder hat ein heimtückisches Spiel eingefädelt und sie aus nächster Nähe ins Visier genommen. Der Mordverdächtige Oscar Bane, kleinwüchsig, von zahlreichen Phobien geplagt und offensichtlich hochgradig paranoid, verweigert jegliche Kooperation mit den Behörden und behauptet, von Unbekannten überwacht und verfolgt zu werden. Der einzige Mensch, dem er sich anvertrauen will, ist die Gerichtsmedizinerin Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Von der New Yorker Staatsanwaltschaft um Amtshilfe gebeten, begibt sich Scarpetta in den Big Apple und untersucht den Tatverdächtigen. Ist Oscar Bane ein krankhaft auf Scarpetta fixierter Stalker, der dieses grauenhafte Verbrechen nur deshalb begangen hat, um sich der berühmten Forensikerin zu nähern? Oder schwebt er in höchster Lebensgefahr? Bevor Scarpetta diese Fragen beantworten kann, gerät sie selbst ins Fadenkreuz des Mörders. "Hochprozentiger Stoff. Ein Cocktail aus Adrenalin und Furcht." The Times
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