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Women, Gender, and Crime
A Text/Reader

Third Edition


March 2018 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“The Mallicoat text provides an excellent set of contemporary readings on topics relating to Women and Crime. I highly recommend this text for Professors.”
—Dr. Sandra Pavelka, Florida Gulf Coast University

Women, Gender, and Crime: A Text/Reader, Third Edition presents issues of gender, crime, and criminal justice in context through edited research articles enhanced by brief authored sections. Each article is carefully edited to demonstrate the application of the concepts presented in the text. Author Stacy Mallicoat brings all the content together by highlighting underlying themes of race and diversity, helping students gain a better understanding of women as victims, offenders, and criminal justice professionals. 

 New to the Third Edition:

  • More than 50% new journal articles introduce students to important topics such as transformative feminist criminology, human trafficking, gender specific programs for juveniles, the impact of social ties on long term recidivism, social relationships and group dynamics for female inmates, and more.
  • Fourteen new or updated case studies present compelling examples that connect concepts to real-life occurrences by covering key issues, such as, sexual victimization at military academies, stalking on college campuses, pregnancy and policing, and self-care for victim advocates. 
  • Expanded coverage of critical topics make students aware of important issues such as multiple marginalities and LGBT populations, cyberstalking, labor trafficking, women and pretrial release, and challenges faced by female police officers. 
  • Updated statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate the most recent trends in criminology. 

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! 

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
SECTION I. 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  
READING 1. Transformative Feminist Criminology: A Critical Rethinking of a Discipline  
READING 2. Grounding the Analysis of Gender and Crime: Accomplishing and Interpreting Qualitative Interview Research  
 
SECTION II. Theories of Victimization
Victims and the Criminal Justice System  
Fear of Victimization  
Theories on Victimization  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
READING 3. College Students’ Crime-Related Fears on Campus: Are Fear-Provoking Cues Gendered?  
READING 4. Women From Different Ethnic Groups and Their Experiences with Victimization and Seeking Help  
 
SECTION III. 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/Incapacitated Sexual Assault  
Spousal Rape  
Campus Sexual Assault  
LBGTQ Sexual Violence  
Racial Differences in Sexual Assault  
The Role of Victims in Sexual Assault Cases  
Conclusion  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
READING 5. Student Perceptions of Sexual Assault Resources and Prevalence of Rape Myth Attitudes  
READING 6. Regretting It After? Focus Group Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption, Nonconsensual Sex, and False Allegations of Rape  
 
SECTION IV. 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  
READING 7. “He Never Did Anything You Typically Think of as Abuse”: Experiences With Violence in Controlling and Noncontrolling Relationships in a Nonagency Sample of Women  
READING 8. Women’s Disclosure of Dating Violence: A Mixed Methodological Study  
 
SECTION V. 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  
READING 9. Human Trafficking and Moral Panic in Cambodia  
READING 10. Victim and Survivor: Narrated Social Identities of Women Who Experienced Rape During the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina  
 
SECTION VI. Women, Gender, and Offending
Theoretical Perspectives on Female Criminality  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
READING 11. The Intersectional Alternative: Explaining Female Criminality  
READING 12. Has Criminology Awakened From Its “Androcentric Slumber”?  
 
SECTION VII. 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  
READING 13. Assessing the Status of Gender-Specific Programs Through the Lens of Juvenile Justice Staff  
READING 14. Trauma Among Lesbians and Bisexual Girls in the Juvenile Justice System  
 
SECTION VIII. Female Offenders and Their Crimes
Women and Drugs  
Property Crime  
Prostitution  
Gender and Violence  
Mothers Who Kill Their Children  
SUMMARY  
KEY TERMS  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
WEB RESOURCES  
READING 15. Cracked Perspectives: Reflections of Women and Girls in the Aftermath of the Crack Cocaine Era  
READING 16. “First and Foremost They’re Survivors”: Selective Manipulation, Resilience, and Assertion Among Prostitute Women  
 
SECTION IX. Processing and Sentencing of Female Offenders
Stages 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  
READING 17. The Impact of Race, Gender, and Age on the Pretrial Decision  
READING 18. Gender and Sentencing in the Federal Courts: Are Women Treated More Leniently?  
 
SECTION X. 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  
READING 19. “It’s Their World, So You’ve Just Got to Get Through”: Women’s Experiences of Parole Governance  
READING 20. Reentering Women: The Impact of Social Ties on Long-Term Recidivism  
 
SECTION XI. 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  
READING 21. Social Relationships and Group Dynamics Inside a Community Correction Facility for Women  
READING 22. The Impact of Incarceration on Women’s Mental Health: Responses From Women in a Maximum-Security Prison  
 
SECTION XII. 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  
READING 23. The Effect of Rank on Police Women Coping With Discrimination and Harassment  
READING 24. Promotional Opportunities: How Women in Corrections Perceive Their Chances for Advancement at Work  
 
SECTION XIII. 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  
READING 25. Representation on the Courts? The Effects of Trial Judges’ Sex and Race  
READING 26. Barriers to Working With Sexual Assault Survivors: A Qualitative Study of Rape Crisis Center Workers  
 
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. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the 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:

  • A 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.

“The Mallicoat text provides an excellent set of contemporary readings on topics relating to Women and Crime. I highly recommend this text for Professors.”

Dr. Sandra Pavelka
Florida Gulf Coast University

“Overall, this text/reader is fantastic! It provides enough basic information on each topic and uses academic research to delve further into some of the content…This is one of my favorite textbooks that I have used for any of my classes!”

Katie Ely
Lock Haven 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, and there are supplemental articles at the end of each chapter, which in most cases, remove the extra step of having to locate supplemental articles online for students.”

Leah Grubb
Georgia Southern University

“Very interesting topic with some good intriguing cases and readings.”

Dr. Susan L. Wortmann
Nebraska Wesleyan University

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