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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.
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.
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 fur
Gender & Crime: A Human Rights Approach is not merely another book on criminology. It is also a necessary stocktaking of the evolution of gender issues within human rights policies and the general economic, political, social and cultural contexts of Britain, Europe and worldwide.