Women and Crime : A Text/Reader

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-05
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Women and Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Women and Crime: An Introduction
Theories on Victimization and Offending
How to Read a Research Article
The Gendered Nature of Risk Factors for Delinquency
Patriarchy, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Criminology in an Era of Backlash
College Students' Crime-Related Fears on Campus: Are Fear-Provoking Cues Gendered?
Women and Victimization: Rape and Sexual Assault
Beyond Rape: The Pervasiveness of Sexual Victimization
Prevalence and Effects of Rape Myths in Print Journalism: The Kobe Bryant Case
The Role of the New "Date Rape Drugs" in Attributions About Date Rape
Women and Victimization: Intimate Partner Abuse
Interpersonal Violence Against Women: The Role of Men
Silenced Voices and Structured Survival: Battered Women's Help Seeking
Intersections of Immigration and Domestic Violence: Voices of Battered Immigrant Women
Women and Victimization: Stalking and Sexual Harassment
Stalking in the Context of Intimate Partner Abuse: In the Victims' Words
Cyberstalking: An Exploratory Study of Students at a Mid-Atlantic University
Everyday Stranger Harassment and Women's Objectification
International Issues for Women and Crime
Karo-Kari: a Form of Honour Killing in Pakistan
Life Histories and Survival Strategies Amongst Sexually Trafficked Girls in Nepal
Murder in Ciudad Juarez: a Parable of Women's Struggle for Human Rights
Girls and Juvenile Delinquency
At-Risk Girls and Delinquency: Career Pathways
Violent Girls or Relabeled Status Offenders? An Alternative Interpretation of the Data
What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs: Findings From a Gender-Specific Focus Group Study
Female Offenders and Their Crimes
Locked Up Means Locked Out: Women, Addiction, and Incarceration
Infanticide and Neonaticide: a Review of 40 Years of Research Literature on Incidence and Causes
Understanding the Experiences of Street Level Prostitutes
Girls, Gangs and Violence: Assessing the Evidence
Processing and Sentencing of Female Offenders
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Girls' Sentencing in the Juvenile Justice System
Ages of Chivalry, Places of Paternalism: Gender and Criminal Sentencing in Finland
The Impact of Race, Gender, and Age on the Pretrial Decision
Women Offenders and the Gendered Effects of Public Policy
Throwaway Moms: Maternal Incarceration and the Criminalization of Female Poverty
Collateral Costs of Imprisonment for Women: Complications of Reintegration
Women and Work in the Criminal Justice System: Police, Courts, and Corrections
Survival in an "All Boys Club": Policewomen and Their Fight for Acceptance
Gender and Judicial Decisions: Do Female Judges Decide Cases Differently Than Male Judges?
Gender and Stress: a Comparative Assessment of Sources of Stress Among Correctional Officers
Credits and Sources
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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