Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Original Feminist Readings

Paperback | November 2, 2000

EditorClaire Renzetti, Lynne Goodstein

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Esteemed criminologists Renzetti and Goodstein's volume of original essays covers a broad range of topics of concern to those who study women, crime, and criminal justice. The book's approach affords the reader an opportunity to review alternative perspectives on women and justice--and comparethem to more traditional explanations. This expands the reader's knowledge base, spurs discussions, and addresses cutting-edge topics. Contributors include leading feminist criminologists such as Meda Chensey-Lind, Kathleen Ferraro, Nancy Jurik, Susan Martin, Susan Miller, Barbara Owen, andElizabeth Stanko. Coverage includes topics typically not found in other books on women, crime, and justice--such as corporate violence against women, violence against women as a human rights issue, battered women charged with crimes, and international law. All essays in the volume emphasize (1) the intersection ofgender, race/ethnicity, and social class in the etiology of women's crime, (2) victimization, and (3) involvement in the criminal justice system. A brief introduction precedes every reading; discussion questions follow. These encourage students to think critically about what they have read and go beyond the essay to learn more about the topics addressed. The book is divided into three sections. Each section features a thought-provokingintroduction by the editors that provides a general overview and frames each selection in a larger context, which helps the reader understand the relevance of the selections that follow.

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Esteemed criminologists Renzetti and Goodstein's volume of original essays covers a broad range of topics of concern to those who study women, crime, and criminal justice. The book's approach affords the reader an opportunity to review alternative perspectives on women and justice--and comparethem to more traditional explanations. This...

Claire Renzetti is at St. Joseph's University. Lynne Goodstein is at Simmons College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:November 2, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice: An Overview, Lynne GoodsteinPart I: Connecting Gender and Crime2. Women, Danger, and Criminology, Elizabeth A. Stanko3. 'Out of Sight/Out of Mind': Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Meda Chesney-Lind4. Girls and Gangs, Rodney K. Brunson and Jody Miller5. Doing Crime and Being Victimized: Agency and Victimization in Women's Illicit Lives and in the Legal Treatment of Women in Prostitution, Lisa Sanchez6. Gender and Violence, Candace Kruttschnitt7. Crime and Punishment in the Lives of Women Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Users: Exploring the Gender, Lifestyle, and Legal Issues, Richard F. Mancuso and Brenda A. Miller8. Explaining Female Offending, Darrell Steffensmeier and Lisa BroidyPart II: Crimes Against Women9. Woman Battering: More Than a Family Problem, Kathleen J. Ferraro10. Sexual Assault, Julie Allison and Irene Kollenbroich-Shea11. Corporate Violence Against Women, Linda Rynbrandt and Ronald C. Kramer12. Understanding Violence Against Women: Universal Human Rights and International Law, Judith Bessant and Sandy CookPart III: Gender, Law, and Criminal Justice13. Female Crime Trends, 1960-1995, Darrell Steffensmeier14. Gender and Law, Frances Bernat15. Women, Race, and Criminal Justice Processing, Evelyn Gilbert16. When Victims Become Defendants: Battered Women Charged With Crimes, Sue Osthoff17. Perspectives on Women in Prison, Barbara Owen18. Gender and Policing, Susan L. Miller19. Femininities, Masculinities, and Organizational Conflict: Women in Criminal Justice Occupations, Nancy C. Jurik and Susan E. Martin