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Women, Gender, and Crime
Core Concepts



March 2018 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Women, Gender, and Crime: Core Concepts provides students with a complete and concise view into the intersection of gender and the criminal justice system. Author Stacy L. Mallicoat explores core topics on women as victims, offenders, and criminal justice professionals as they interact with various areas of the criminal justice system. She investigates relevant subjects that are not found in many traditional texts, including women who work as victim advocates and international issues of crime and justice relating to gender.

Key Features:

  • This text discusses women and victimization prior to covering women as offenders, because victimization is often a precursor to offending. 
  • Case Studies present compelling examples that connect concepts to real-life occurrences to reinforce learning and cover key issues, such as, sexual victimization in the military, stalking on college campuses, financial challenges for incarcerated women, pregnancy and policing, and self-care for victim advocates. 
  • Coverage of critical topics introduce students to important issues such as gender representation in criminal justice academia, multiple marginalities and LGBT populations, cyberstalking, labor trafficking, and challenges faced by women as criminal justice practitioners. 
  • Statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate the most recent trends in the field to give students an accurate picture of the criminal justice system today.  

The free, open-access Student Site at study.sagepub.com/mallicoat3e features web quizzes, web resources, and more. Instructors, sign in at study.sagepub.com/mallicoat3e for additional resources! 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
CHAPTER 1. Women, Gender, and Crime: Introduction
The Influence of Feminism on Studies of Women, Gender, and Crime  
Women, Gender, and Crime  
Data Sources on Women as Victims and Offenders  
The Contributions of Feminist Methodology to Research on Women, Gender, and Crime  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 2. Theories of Victimization
Victims and the Criminal Justice System  
Fear of Victimization  
Theories on Victimization  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 3. Women, Gender, and Victimization: Rape and Sexual Assault
Historical Perspectives on Rape and Sexual Assault  
Defining Sexual Victimization  
Prevalence of Rape and Sexual Assault  
Rape Myths  
Acquaintance Versus Stranger Assault  
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault  
Spousal Rape  
Campus Sexual Assault  
LGBQT Sexual Violence  
Racial Differences in Sexual Assault  
The Role of Victims in Sexual Assault Cases  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 4. Women, Gender, and Victimization: Intimate Partner Abuse and Stalking
Defining and Identifying Intimate Partner Abuse  
The Cycle of Violence  
Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse  
Barriers to Leaving an Abusive Relationship  
Victim Experiences With Police and Corrections  
Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence  
Victims and Offenders of Stalking  
Cyberstalking  
Laws on Stalking  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 5. International Issues in Gender-Based Violence
Human Trafficking  
Rape as a War Crime  
Female Genital Mutilation  
Honor-Based Violence  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 6. Women, Gender, and Offending
Theoretical Perspectives on Female Criminality  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 7. Girls, Gender, and Juvenile Delinquency
The Rise of the Juvenile Court and the Sexual Double Standard  
The Nature and Extent of Female Delinquency  
The “Violent” Girl  
Technical Violations: The New Status Offense  
Risk Factors for Female Delinquency  
Meeting the Unique Needs of Delinquent Girls  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 8. Female Offenders and Their Crimes
Women and Drugs  
Property Crime  
Prostitution  
Women and Violence  
Mothers Who Kill Their Children  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 9. Processing and Sentencing of Female Offenders
Stage of the Criminal Justice System  
Race Effects and the Processing of Female Offenders  
The War on Drugs and Its Effects for Women  
The Effects of Extralegal Factors on Sentencing Women  
The Effects of Sentencing Guidelines on Judicial Decision Making  
International Perspectives on the Processing of Female Offenders  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
 
CHAPTER 10. The Supervision of Women: Community Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry
Gender-Responsive Programming for Women  
The Supervision of Women in the Community  
Women on Parole  
Reentry Issues for Incarcerated Women  
Recidivism and Female Offenders  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 11. Women, Gender, and Incarceration
Historical Context of Female Prisons  
Contemporary Issues for Incarcerated Women  
Physical and Mental Health Needs of Incarcerated Women  
Children of Incarcerated Mothers: The Unintended Victims  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 12. Women Professionals and the Criminal Justice System: Police, Corrections, and Offender Services
Women in Policing  
Women in Corrections  
Community Corrections: Female Probation and Parole Officers  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
CHAPTER 13. Women Professionals and the Criminal Justice System: Courts and Victim Services
Women and the Law  
Women and the Judiciary  
Women and Work in Victim Services  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
Instructor Resource Site

The password-protected Instructor Resource Site includes the following:

  • Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

“Student-friendly, Instructor-friendly, Progressive”

Dr. Dorinda L. Dowis
Florida Gulf Coast University

“It is an all inclusive text on women’s issues geared toward undergraduate students. The chapters are an easy read, but they get the main points across.”

Leah Grubb
Georgia Southern University

“Very interesting topic with some good intriguing cases.”

Dr. Susan L. Wortmann
Nebraska Wesleyan University

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