The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

Hardcover | June 25, 2014

EditorRosemary Gartner, Bill McCarthy

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Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbookof Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity and provides authoritative overviews of current research and theory on how gender and sex shape crime and criminal justice responses to it. The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical andcontemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and crimal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important themethroughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawnthe attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide.The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime offers an unparalleled and comprehensive view of the connections among gender, sex, and crime in the United States and in many other countries. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developing cutting-edgeresearch questions.

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Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbookof Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this grow...

Rosemary Gartner is Professor of Criminology and Sociology at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the co-author of three books: Violence and Crime in Cross-National Perspective (Yale, 1984), Murdering Holiness: The Trials of Edmund Creffield and George Mitchell (University of British ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contributors1. Bill McCarthy and Rosemary Gartner: IntroductionI. Conceptual Issues/Current Controversies2. Jody Miller: Doing Crime as Doing Gender? Masculinities, Femininities and Crime3. S.J. Creek and Jennifer L. Dunn: Intersectionality and the Study of Sex, Gender, and Crime4. Renee Heberle: Sexual Violence5. Richard B. Felson: Back to Basics: Gender and the Social Psychology of Aggression6. Kerry Carrington and Jodi Death: Feminist Criminologies' Contribution to Understandings of Sex, Gender, and Crime7. Kristin Bumiller: Explaining the Volte-Face: Turning Away from Criminal Law and Returning to the Quest for Gender EqualityII. Historical Perspectives and Patterns8. Greg Smith: Long-Term Trends in Female and Male Involvement in Crime9. Barry Godfrey: A Historical Perspective on Criminal Justice Responses to Female and Male Offending10. Randolph Roth: Gender, Sex, and Intimate-Partner Violence in Historical Perspective11. Tammy Whitlock: Masculinities and Crime in Historical Perspective12. Carolyn A. Conley: Sexual Violence in Historical Perspective13. Daniel J.R. Grey: Crimes Related to Sexuality and ReproductionIII. Psycho- and Socio-Biological Perspectives14. Martin Daly: Evolutionary Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Crime15. Jill Portnoy, Frances R. Chen, Yu Gao, Sharon Niv, Robert Schug, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine: Biological Perspectives on Sex Difference in Crime and Antisocial Behavior16. Michael A. Russell, Summer J. Robins and Candice L. Odgers: Developmental Perspectives: Sex Differences in Antisocial Behavior from Childhood to AdulthoodIV. Social Science Perspectives and Research17. Holly Foster: Adolescent Crime and Victimization: Sex and Gender Differences, Similarities, and Emerging Intersections18. Ross Macmillan and Bill McCarthy: Gender and Offending in a Life Course Context19. Stacey L. Williams, Daniel McKelvey and Irene Hanson Frieze: Intimate-Partner Violence20. Katreena Scott: Violence Against Children in Families21. Michael Smyth and Valerie Jenness: Violence Against Sexual and Gender Minorities22. Rosemary Gartner and Maria Jung: Sex, Gender, and Homicide: Contemporary Trends and Patterns23. Valeria Pizzini-Gambetta: Organized Crime: The Gender Constraints of Illegal Markets24. Dana Peterson and Vanessa R. Panfil: Street Gangs: The Gendered Experiences of Female and Male Gang Members25. Kristy Holtfreter: White Collar and Corporate Crime26. Ronald Weitzer: Sex Work, Gender, and Criminal Justice27. Glenn A. Trager and Charis E. Kubrin: Complicating the Immigration - Crime Nexus: Theorizing the Role of Gender in the Relationship Between Immigration and CrimeV. Reactions to Crime28. Thoedore R. Curry: The Benefits and Penalties of Gender for Criminal Justice Processing Outcomes among Adults and Juveniles29. Randolph R. Myers and Sara Wakefield: Sex, Gender, and Imprisonment: Rates, Reforms, and Lived Realities30. Lynn S. Chancer: Media, Gender, Sex, and CrimeVI. Gender, Sex, and Crime Globally31. Elzbieta Gozdziak: Empirical Vacuum: In Search of Research on Human Trafficking32. Mariana Valverde: The Legal Regulation of Sex and Sexuality33. Dietrich Obersittler and Julia Kasselt: Honor Killings34. Gabrielle Ferrales and Suzy Maves McElrath: Beyond Rape: Reconceptualizing Gender-Based Violence During Warfare35. John Hagan and Jaimie Morse: State Rape and the Crime of GenocideIndex