Sisters in Crime Revisited by Francis T. CullenSisters in Crime Revisited by Francis T. Cullen

Sisters in Crime Revisited

EditorFrancis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox, Jennifer L. Lux

Paperback | November 14, 2014

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The book is an edited volume intended for courses examining women and crime, with chapters contributed by leading scholars in the field. It takes as its starting place the seminal work of early female criminologists, who argued that women offend for many of the same reasons men do and weredeserving of the same serious study. This research inspired a more general move to bring gender into the study of criminology, and the book opens with several chapters on the history of this development and the extent of female offending. The middle sections of the book explore the forefront ofcriminological thought: why women offend, how their paths differ from men's, why there is a gap in crime rates among men and women. Uniquely, the book will also examine the phenomenon of masculinity and crime and how maleness impacts offending. Finally, the ways in which female offenders and victims interact with and apre processed by the justice system are addressed.
Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Pamela Wilcox is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Jennifer L. Lux is Research Associate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Cheryl Lero Jonso...
Title:Sisters in Crime RevisitedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199311188

ISBN - 13:9780199311187


Table of Contents

ContributorsAcknowledgmentsPart I. Celebrating Freda Adler1. Francis T. Cullen and Pamela Wilcox: Sisters in Crime: A Criminological Classic2. Alida V. Merlo and Joycelyn M. Pollock: Sisters in Criminology: The Origins of Feminist CriminologyPart II. The Development of Offending3. Jamie Vaske, Danielle Boisvert, and John Paul Wright: A Biosocial Theory of Female Offending4. Nicole Leeper Piquero and Alex Piquero: Life-Course-Persistent Female Offending5. Meda Chesney-Lind: Gendered Pathways into Delinquency6. Leanne Fiftal Alarid and Emily M. Wright: Becoming a Female Felony OffenderPart III. Social Context of Female Crime7. Madeleine Novich and Jody Miller: The Social Worlds of Girls in Gangs8. Dana L. Haynie and Brian Soller: A Social Network Perspective of Gender and Crime9. Mary Dodge: Women, Work, and White-Collar CrimePart IV. Social Context of Female Victimization10. Pamela Wilcox, Bonnie S. Fisher, and Nicole V. Lasky: Gendered Opportunity and Victimization11. Sally S. Simpson and Candace Kruttschnitt: The Neighborhood Context of Women's Experiences with Violent CrimePart V. Key Theoretical Issues12. Jennifer Schwartz and Darrell J. Steffensmeier: Can the Gender Gap in Offending Be Explained?13. Amanda M. Petersen, Emily J. Salisbury, and Jody L. Sundt: Does Feminist Theory Matter?Part VI. Patriarchy, Masculinity, and Crime14. James W. Messerschmidt and Stephen Tomsen: Masculinities and Crime15. Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz: Male Peer Support TheoryPart VII. Women, Justice, and Corrections16. Nicholas Corsaro, Jesenia M. Pizarro, and Sandra Lee Browning: Gender and Criminal Justice Processing17. Mary K. Stohr, Cheryl Lero Jonson, and Jennifer L. Lux: Understanding the Female Prison Experience18. Paula Smith and Sarah M. Manchak: A Gendered Theory of Offender Rehabilitation

Editorial Reviews

"Sisters in Crime Revisited is a theoretical reader that celebrates the scholarship of Freda Adler and other influential scholars and includes contemporary essays centered on understanding the gender-crime relationship." --Christina Mancini, Florida Atlantic University