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Masculinities, Crime and Criminology

by Collier R SAGE Publications Ltd
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In recent years the relationship between men, masculinity and crime has assumed increasing visibility and political significance within both the academic discipline of criminology and the public arena. Masculinities, Crime and Criminology presents an innovative and timely reading of issues which are central to the questions that have arisen: Why is crime so overwhelmingly an activity conducted by men? Is crime a `masculine' phenomena?Richard Collier explores a number of high-profile events and debates around crime, criminal justice and social (dis)order, and examines recent criminological, media and political interpretations of the relationship between men, masculinities and crime. Rejecting the widely held idea that masculinity is `in crisis', the book presents an alternative approach to theorising the `maleness' of crime and calls for a reappraisal of the conceptual tools with which the relationship between masculinities and crime has traditionally been understood.Drawing on the ideas of corporeality, sexed subjectivities of men - as offenders, victims, agents working within the criminal justice system and as criminologists working within the criminal justice system and as criminologist seeking to explain crime.

Sex, Gender and the (Criminal) Bodies of Men Sex, Gender and the (Criminal) Bodies of Men Boys' Own Stories? Law, Criminology and (Un)Sexy Bodies The 'Trouble with Boys'? The Child, the Social and the Dangerous Other 'A Lonely Man with a Passion for Guns' Crime, Community and the Heterosexualized Body Absent Fathers, Criminal Sons and Straight Men The Heterosexual Family and the Family of Crime Concluding Remarks 'Taking Masculinity Seriously'? Theory, Practice and the (Hetero)Sexing of Criminology

Richard Collier is a Reader in Law at the University of Newcastle.