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Women, Gender, and Crime
A Text/Reader

Third Edition
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June 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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