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Britton, Dana M
The gender of crime / Dana M. Britton
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV6046 .B825 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Female offenders
Criminals
Sex role -- Social aspects
Physical Description viii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-177) and index
Contents A gender lens on criminology -- Gender and criminal offending -- Gender and the criminal justice system -- Gender and crime victimization -- Gender and work with crime
Summary This book introduces the concept of how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crime. Moving beyond criminological theories and research that have often neglected gender, this book shows that gender is central to the definition, prosecution, and sentencing of crimes, that it shapes how victimization is experienced and understood, and that it structures the institutions of the criminal justice system and the experiences of workers within that system. Discussing the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality with crime and punishment, this book demonstrates that crime, victimization, and crime control are never generic, they are instead produced and experienced by gendered (and race, and classed, and sexualized) actors within contexts of social inequality. This book highlights key concepts and encourages critical thinking through a range of real-life examples, from school violence to corporate crime
Series Gender lens series

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