Violence, Gender and Justice
- Maggie Wykes - University of Sheffield, UK
- Kirsty Welsh - University of Sheffield, UK
Gender & Crime
Enlightening and accessible, the book examines the experiences and treatment of men and women both as victims and criminals. It explores whether and how offending patterns differ according to gender, and analyses different experiences of victimization. It covers sexual violence, domestic violence, male-on-male violence, child abuse, media representations of violence, legal developments, and criminal justice responses.
Not only does the book present a comprehensive introduction to the field, it also offers reflective questions at the end of each chapter to enable the reader to integrate and interrogate the material covered. Annotated bibliographies at the end of each chapter help students to consolidate their learning and further investigate key points.
This book is essential for students and academics in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and gender studies.
A useful book with helpful reflection sections for students.
Not all chapters were relevant for our course but will recommend for additional background reading.
Useful text for 3rd year undergraduate students
I could not fit it into the syllabus but it is a very good book. A good read and insightful. I would consider using it in the future.
There are a couple of great chapters in this text but I could not find time in the syllabus to add the complete text. However, students have the information and I did include a few of the chapters information in my lecture. They really enjoyed the information put forth in the the "Cold-blooded Lies" chapter. Although I did not add it as a required text, I am considering using in my social problems class because it covers deviance, gender, media, etc.
This book is well structured and well written with really useful information presented in an easy to follow manner. The issues for reflection at the end of each chapter help to reinforce understanding. A really sound source of information for many different schools.
This is a well written text which uses case examples to highlight and explain some of the more complex issues
This is a good book that provides some useful information for my students on gender related issues.
This is a very useful text for courses on gender violence and victimology. The chapters are relevant and there are clear links to theoretical issues
A much needed text bringing together work on media, gender violence and criminological thinking. Really useful for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.