Gender and Crime: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199803422

Category: Social Science

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Women, Crime, and Criminology

A Feminist Critique

Author: Carol Smart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415644174

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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First published in 1977, Women, Crime and Criminology presents a feminist critique of classical and contemporary theories of female criminality. It addresses the issue that criminology literature has, throughout history, been predominantly male-oriented, always treating female criminality as marginal to the 'proper' study of crime in society. Carol Smart explores a new direction in criminology, and the sociology of deviance, by investigating female crime from a committed feminist position. Examining the types of offences committed by female offenders, Smart points to the fallacies inherent in a reliance on official statistics and shows the deficiencies of the popular argument that female emancipation has caused an increase in female crime rates. She deals with studies of prostitution and rape and considers the treatment of women – as offenders and victims – by the criminal law, the police and courts, and the penal system. Particular attention is given to the question of lenient treatment for female offenders with the conclusion that women and girls are, in some important instances, actually discriminated against in our legal and penal systems. The relationship between female criminality and mental illness is discussed and the author concludes by dealing with some of the problems inherent in developing a feminist criminology.
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Women, Crime and Criminology (Routledge Revivals)

A Feminist Critique

Author: Carol Smart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136161457

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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First published in 1977, Women, Crime and Criminology presents a feminist critique of classical and contemporary theories of female criminality. It addresses the issue that criminology literature has, throughout history, been predominantly male-oriented, always treating female criminality as marginal to the ‘proper’ study of crime in society. Carol Smart explores a new direction in criminology, and the sociology of deviance, by investigating female crime from a committed feminist position. Examining the types of offences committed by female offenders, Smart points to the fallacies inherent in a reliance on official statistics and shows the deficiencies of the popular argument that female emancipation has caused an increase in female crime rates. She deals with studies of prostitution and rape and considers the treatment of women – as offenders and victims – by the criminal law, the police and courts, and the penal system. Particular attention is given to the question of lenient treatment for female offenders with the conclusion that women and girls are, in some important instances, actually discriminated against in our legal and penal systems. The relationship between female criminality and mental illness is discussed and the author concludes by dealing with some of the problems inherent in developing a feminist criminology.
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Feminist Criminology

Author: Claire M. Renzetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134178255

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Feminist criminology grew out of the Women’s Movement of the 1970s, in response to the male dominance of mainstream criminology – which meant that not only were women largely excluded from carrying out criminological research, they were also barely considered as subjects of that research. In this volume, Claire Renzetti traces the development of feminist criminology from the 1970s to the present, examining the diversity of feminisms which have developed: liberal feminist criminology Marxist, radical and socialist feminist criminologies structured action theory left realism postmodern feminism black/multiracial feminist criminology. She shows how these perspectives have made a great impact on the discipline, the academy, and the criminal justice system, but also highlights the limitations of this influence. How far has feminist criminology transformed research and knowledge production, education, and practice? And how can feminist criminologists continue to shape the future of the discipline?
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Feminism and Criminology

Author: Ngaire Naffine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745683274

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This much-needed book is a concise and accessible account of thecontribution of feminist thinking to the study of crime. Tracingthe intellectual history of criminology from its scientificfoundations in the nineteenth century to its recent encounters withpostmodernism, Naffine discusses the ways in which the disciplinehas established its priorities and values, and shows how men becameand remain the central interest of the discipline. Criminologists,she argues, are still reluctant to engage with feminist scholarshipwhich questions their agenda. Naffine argues that for several decades feminists from a variety ofdisciplines have been studying crime, producing increasinglyrefined and sophisticated understandings of the phenomenon. Theirinterests have ranged widely, from the effects of masculinity andfemininity on the propensity to offend, to the ways in which classand race affect the gender dimension of crime. They have pursueddifficult questions about the nature of knowledge and the meaningsof human behaviour in men and women. Naffine analyses the treatment of women offenders by the criminaljustice system, and women as victims of crime - especially violentcrime - and argues for a different understanding of sexualrelations between men and women within the crime of rape. Finally,she examines how feminist detective fiction can enliven and enhancethe study of crime. Provocative and well-argued, this timely book will be welcomed bystudents and researchers in women's studies, gender studies,criminology, sociology and law.
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Drug Mules

Women in the International Cocaine Trade

Author: J. Fleetwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271906

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Fleetwood explores how women become involved in trafficking, focusing on the lived experiences of women as drug mules. Offering theoretical insights from gender theory and transnational criminology, Fleetwood argues that women's participation in the drugs trade cannot be adequately understood through the lenses of either victimization or agency.
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Understanding Girls' Problem Behavior

How Girls' Delinquency Develops in the Context of Maturity and Health, Co-occurring Problems, and Relationships

Author: Margaret Kerr,Håkan Stattin,Rutger C. M. E. Engels,Geertjan Overbeek,Anna-Karin Andershed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119996071

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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Understanding Girls' Problem Behavior presents an overview of recent studies by leading researchers into key aspects of the development of problem behavior in girls. Integrates interdisciplinary research into girls’ problem behaviors (e.g. aggression, antisocial behavior, rule breaking) Unique in seeking to understand girls’ problem behaviors in their own right Follows the maturing girl from adolescence to adulthood, concluding at the point where she herself becomes a parent and forms new relationships Gives attention to the critical contexts of problem behavior development—society and neighborhood, as well as family and peer contexts
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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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Girls, Women, and Crime

Selected Readings

Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761928287

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. The individual sections in the book survey four major areas: theories of female criminality, literature on female juvenile delinquents, women as offenders, and women in prison. Girls, Women, and Crime can be used as a stand-alone text or as an excellent supplement to Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko's The Female Offender, Second Edition (2003). This dynamic reader is recommended for academics, researchers, and students in sociology, women's studies, criminology, and criminal justice.
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