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Gender and Crime: A Human Rights Approach 2ed

by Marisa Silvestri and Chris Crowther-Dowey SAGE Publications Ltd
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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

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.

Marisa Silvestri - Kingston University
Chris Crowther-Dowey - Nottingham Trent University