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Description - Gender and Justice by Frances Heidensohn

Questions 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 Details

ISBN: 9781843922001
ISBN-10: 1843922002
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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Gender and Justice by Frances Heidensohn
Paperback, October 2006
Gender and Policing by Frances Heidensohn
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Women and Crime by Frances Heidensohn
Hardback, February 1996
Women in Control? by Frances Heidensohn
Paperback, November 1995