Gender and Justice
New Concepts and Approaches
Edited by Frances Heidensohn
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Gender and Justice by Frances Heidensohn
Book DescriptionQuestions about gender, justice and crime are constantly in the public arena, whether they focus on young women getting drunk or taking drugs, or the rising numbers of women going to prison or committing violent crimes, or reports of macho behaviour on the part of men in the military, law enforcement or professional sport. This book provides a key text for students seeking to understand feminist and gendered perspectives on criminology and criminal justice, bringing together the most innovative research and work which has taken the study of the relationship between gender and justice into the twenty-first century. The book addresses many of the issues of concern to the established feminist agenda (such as the gender gap, equity in the criminal justice system, penal regimes and their impact on women), but also shows the ways in which these themes have been extended, reinterpreted and answered in new and distinctive ways. Organised into sections on gender and offending behaviour, gender and the criminal justice system, and new concepts and approaches, Gender and Justice: new concepts and approaches will be essential reading for students taking courses in criminology and criminal justice, and anybody else wishing to understand the complex and changing relationship between gender and justice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843921998
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frances Heidensohn
Gender and Justice, Hardback (October 2006)
Intended for students seeking to understand feminist and gendered perspectives on criminology and criminal justice, this book is organised into sections on gender and offending behaviour, gender and the criminal justice system and fresh concepts and approaches.
Gender and Policing, Paperback (July 2000)
This study surveys women's role in policing, drawing both on the authors' original comparative research and on the questions, theories and findings raised by existing literature. The book explores such themes as the gender dimension of policing, and the representation of policewomen.
Women and Crime, Hardback (February 1996)
A review of findings about female criminality, women and criminal justice, and the treatment of female offenders. The text also offers an analysis of theoretical perspectives, of images of deviant women and women's experiences of social control.
Women in Control?, Paperback (November 1995)» View all books by Frances Heidensohn
How far have women progressed in the "unfeminine" career of policing? How far do they want to go and how far will their male colleagues and the public let them? This is a comparative work on women and law enforcement in Britain and the United States.
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Author Biography - Frances Heidensohn
Frances Heidensohn is Visiting Professor in the Sociology Department at London School of Economics, and Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of London. She is also the General Editor of the British Journal of Sociology.
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