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Gender and Crime
A Human Rights Approach

Second Edition


© 2016 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is a comprehensive and critical introduction to the field of gender and crime, re-thinking the key themes and debates within a human rights framework.

Integrating empirical, theoretical and policy-related material, this Second Edition has been significantly updated, and now includes;

  • Full consideration of the 2010-2015 Coalition Government and its effect on gender and crime within England and Wales
  • A new chapter relating criminological theory to gender and crime
  • A new chapter discussing the history of gender and crime
  • A new chapter analysing contemporary issues in gender and crime in a globalised world
  • Fully updated learning features including; Chapter Overviews, Key Words, Study Questions, Chapter Summaries, Key Further Readings and a Glossary.

Gender and Crime: A Human Rights Approach is essential reading for students studying criminology, sociology, social policy and gender studies.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
PART 1: Gender & Crime in Context
 
Chapter 2: Theorising Gender and Crime
 
Chapter 3: Gender, Crime and History
 
Chapter 4: Contemporary Issues in Gender and Crime in a Globalised World
 
PART 2: Out of Control
 
Chapter 5: Women as Offenders
 
Chapter 6: Men as Offenders
 
PART 3: In Need of Care
 
Chapter 7: Women as Victims
 
Chapter 8: Men as Victims
 
PART 4: In Control
 
Chapter 9: Gender and Criminal Justice Workers
 
Chapter 10: The Criminal Justice System: A Gendered Site
 
Glossary
 
References

The second edition of Gender and Crime offers a twenty first century update on the topic of gender and crime. The authors demonstrate the ongoing relevance of feminist criminology and gender to issues of crime, criminalisation and criminal justice. Unlike most textbooks in this area they turn their attention to contemporary issues such as globalization, human trafficking and the impact of the global financial crisis. Crother-Dowey and Silvestri’s human rights framework has much to offer students and scholars interested in gender and crime in the contemporary age.

Dr Jennifer Fleetwood
University of Leicester

This second edition of Silvestri and Crowther-Dowey's Gender and Crime represents a significant updating of what was already an important contribution to this field. The authors place the study of gender and crime at the forefront of criminological research and writing. They clearly demonstrate that the inclusion of a gndered perspective within criminology continues to extend and challenge the discipline in multiple ways. Informative and engaging at all times Silvestri and Crowther-Dowey's newest contribution should be now considered as the key text for the teaching of this subject at university level.

Karen Evans
University of Liverpool

This second edition of Gender and Crime builds impressively on the achievements of the first, underlining the case for a human rights approach to women and men as offenders, victims and workers in a system that should deliver in terms of social as well as criminal justice.  Although it is an introductory text, with chapter summaries, study questions and hints for further reading, the authors bring important theoretical, political and other debates bang up to date, and provide exactly the sort of broad and comprehensive overview that leads the reader to further, more detailed study.

Anne Robinson
Sheffield Hallam University

This second edition now includes:

  • Full consideration of the 2010-2015 Coalition Government and its effect on gender and crime within England and Wales
  • A new chapter relating criminological theory to gender and crime
  • A new chapter discussing the history or gender and crime
  • A new chapter analysing contemporary issues in gender and crime in a globalised World
  • Fully updated learning features including; Chapter Overviews, Key Words, Study Questions, Chapter Summaries, Key Further Readings and a Glossary.

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Gender and Crime: Introduction


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