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Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Readings


Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Readings



Esteemed criminologists Claire M. Renzetti, Lynne Goodstein, and Susan L. Miller's volume of original essays covers a broad range of topics of interest to those who study women, crime, and criminal justice. Contributors include leading scholars of crime and justice such as Ronet Bachman, Joanne Belknap, Jeanne Flavin, James Messerschmidt, Jody Miller, and Merry Morash.

This collection is designed to deepen students' understanding about the essential role that gender plays in the commission of--and societal responses to--criminal behavior. Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice demonstrates how our notions of gender, race, and class influence both how society defines crime as well as how offenders commit crimes and are "treated" for their actions.

The book includes a rich variety of national and global perspectives. It reviews the most up-to-date knowledge on gender and crime, women as offenders and victims, and the impact of gender on policing, corrections administration, and the courts. The essays in this collection are engagingly and accessibly written. They challenge students to question their assumptions about criminality, victimization, and how such situations are--and should be--approached.

(Description from publisher)

Publication Date



Roxbury Publishing Co.


Los Angeles, CA




Criminology | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Dr. Claire Renzetti, Dr. Lynne Goodstein, Dr. Susan Miller were editors of this book.

Dr. Claire Renzetti had not been a faculty member of the University of Kentucky at the time of publication.

Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Readings