9781442209701

The Gender of Crime

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  • ISBN13:

    9781442209701

  • ISBN10:

    1442209704

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-16
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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Summary

The Gender of Crime introduces students to how gender shapes our understanding of crime. This dynamic and provocative book shows that gender is central to the prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of crimes and exposes problems and inequalities that arise. The book also discusses the intersection of race, class, and gender on crime and introduces students to key concepts through compelling examples.

Author Biography

Dana M. Britton is professor of sociology at Kansas State University and editor of the journal Gender Society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
A Gender Lens on Criminologyp. 1
Gender and Criminal Offendingp. 23
Gender and the Criminal Justice Systemp. 53
Gender and Crime Victimizationp. 81
Gender and Work in the Criminal Justice Systemp. 109
Conclusionp. 141
Notesp. 149
Referencesp. 159
Indexp. 179
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