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Women, Gender, and Crime

Women, Gender, and Crime
A Text/Reader

Third Edition
Companion Website

January 2018 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Presenting issues of gender, crime, and criminal justice in context, Women and Crime: A Text/Reader provides the best of both worlds—substantial but brief authored sections that delve into all of the major course topics, followed by carefully edited, policy-oriented, original research articles that demonstrate the application of the concepts presented in the text. The topic coverage of the book is comprehensive, including the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity is an underlying theme throughout the text as author Stacy Mallicoat explores core topics on women as victims, offenders, and criminal justice workers. 

The journal articles found in the Third Edition include seminal studies, but the majority are contemporary explorations that test the concepts presented in each section. Designed throughout to enhance understanding, the book includes a helpful "How to Read a Research Article" before the first reading, as well as article introductions, photographs, and discussion questions that capture student interest and help them develop their critical thinking skills. 


Section 1: Women and Crime: An Introduction
The Influence of Feminism on Studies of Women and Crime  
Women and Crime  
Data Sources on Women as Victims and Offenders  
The Contributions of Feminist Methodology to Research on Women and Crime  
Reading 1: Transformative Feminist Criminology: A Critical Re-thinking of a Discipline by Meda Chesney Lind and Merry Morash  
Reading 2: Grounding the Analysis of Gender and Crime: Accomplishing and Interpreting Qualitative Interview Research by Jody Miller  
Section 2: Theoretical Foundations of Women and Victimization
Victims and the Criminal Justice System  
Fear of Victimization  
Theories on Victimization  
Reading 3: College Students’ Crime-Related Fears on Campus: Are Fear-Provoking Cues Gendered? by Bonnie S. Fisher and David May  
Reading 4: Women from Different Ethnic Groups and Their Experiences with Victimization and Seeking Help by Judy L. Postmus  
Section 3: Rape and Sexual Assault
Historical Perspectives on Rape and Sexual Assault  
Defining Sexual Victimization  
Prevalence of Rape and Sexual Assault  
Rape Myths  
Acquaintance versus Stranger Assault  
Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault  
Spousal Rape  
Spotlight on Statutory Rape  
Same Sex Sexual Violence  
Racial Differences in Sexual Assault  
The Role of Victims in Sexual Assault Cases  
Reading 5: Student Perceptions of Sexual Assault Resources and Prevalence of Rape Myth Attitudes by Rebecca Hayes  
Reading 6: Regretting it After? Focus Group Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption, Nonconsensual Sex and False Allegations of Rape by Clare Gunby, Anna Carline, and Caryl Beynon  
Section 4: Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking
Historical Perspectives on Intimate Partner Abuse  
Defining and Identifying Intimate Partner Abuse  
The Cycle of Violence  
Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse  
Barriers to Leaving an Abusive Relationship  
Victim Experiences with Police and Courts  
Programming Concerns for Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse  
Stalking and Unwanted Pursuit Behaviors  
Victims and Offenders of Stalking  
Laws on Stalking  
Reading 7: He Never Did Anything You Typically Think of as Abuse: Experiences With Violence in Controlling and Non-Controlling Relationships in a Non-Agency Sample of Women by Alisa J. Velonis  
Reading 8: Women’s Disclosure of Dating Violence: A Mixed Methodological Study by Katie M. Edwards, Christina M. Dardis, and Christine A. Gidycz  
Section 5: International Victimizations of Women
Human Trafficking  
The Women of Juarez  
Spotlight on Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea  
Female Genital Mutilation  
Honor Based Violence  
Spotlight on Malala Yousafzai  
Reading 9: Human Trafficking and Moral Panic in Cambodia by Chenda Keo, Theirry Bouhours, Roderic Broadhurst, and Brigitte Bouhours  
Reading 10: Victim and Survivor: Narrated Social Identities of Women who Experienced Rape During the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina by Inger Skjelsbaek  
Section 6: Theoretical Foundations of Women and Offending
Theoretical Perspectives on Female Offending  
Reading 11: The Intersectional Alternative: Explaining Female Criminality by April Bernard  
Reading 12: Has Criminology Awakened from its “Androcentric Slumber”? by Kimberly Cook  
Section 7: Girls and Juvenile Delinquency
The Rise of the Juvenile Court and the Sexual Double Standard  
The Nature and Extent of Female Delinquency  
The “Violent” Girl  
Technical Violations: The New Status Offense  
Risk Factors for Female Delinquency  
Meeting the Unique Needs of Delinquent Girls  
Reading 13: Assessing the Status of Gender Specific Programs Through the Lens of Juvenile Justice Staff by Jessica P. Hodge, Kristi Holsinger, & Kristen Maziarka  
Reading 14: Trauma among Lesbians and Bisexual Girls in the Juvenile Justice System by Juliette Noel Graziano and Eric F. Wagner  
Section 8: Female Offenders and Their Crimes
Data on Female Offending  
Women and Drugs  
Property Crime  
Women and Violent Crime  
Reading 15: Cracked perspectives: Reflections of women and girls in the aftermath of the crack cocaine era by Judith A. Ryder and Regina E. Brisgone  
Reading 16: “First and foremost, they’re survivors”: Selective manipulation, resilience, and assertion among prostitute women by Corey S. Shdaimah and Chrysanthi Leon  
Section 9: Processing and Sentencing of Female Offenders
Stage of the Criminal Justice System  
Race Effects and the Processing of Female Offenders  
The Effects of Extralegal Factors on Sentencing Women  
The Effects of Sentencing Guidelines on Judicial Decision Making  
International Perspectives on the Processing of Female Offenders  
Reading 17: The Impact of Race, Gender and Age on the Pretrial Decision by Tina L. Freiburger and Cary M. Hilinski  
Reading 18: Gender and Sentencing in the Federal Courts: Are Women Treated More Leniently? by Jill K. Doerner and Stephen Demuth  
Section 10: The Supervision of Women: Community Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry
Gender-Responsive Programming for Women  
The Supervision of Women in the Community  
Women on Parole  
Reentry Issues for Incarcerated Women  
Recidivism and Female Offenders  
Reading 19: Social Relationships and Group Dynamics Inside a Community Correction Facility for Women by Andrea Cantora, Jeff Mellow, and Melinda D. Schlager  
Reading 20: The Impact of Incarceration on Women’s Mental Health: Responses From Women in a Maximum-Security Prison by Holly M. Harner and Suzanne Riley  
Section 11: The Incarceration of Women
Historical Context of Female Prisons  
Contemporary Issues for Incarcerated Women  
Physical and Mental Health Needs of Incarcerated Women  
Children of Incarcerated Mothers: The Unintended Victims  
Reading 21: “It’s Their World, so You’ve Just Got to Get Through”: Women’s Experiences of Parole Governance by Tara Ospal  
Reading 22: Reentering Women: The Impact of Social Ties on Long Term Recidivism by Kelle Barrick, Pamela K. Mattimore, and Christy A. Visher  
Section 12: Women and Work in the Criminal Justice System: Policing and Correctional Services
Women in Policing  
Women in Corrections  
Community Corrections: Female Probation and Parole Officers  
Reading 23: The Effect of Rank on Police Women Coping with Discrimination and Harassment by Robin N. Haarr and Merry Morash  
Reading 24: Promotional Opportunities: How Women in Corrections Perceive their Changes for Advancement at Work by Cassandra Matthews, Elizabeth Monk-Turner, and Melvina Sumter  
Section 13: Women and Work in the Criminal Justice System: Legal and Victim Services
Women and the Law  
Women and the Judiciary  
Women and Work in Victim Services  
Reading 25: Representation on the Courts? The Effects of Trial Judges’ Sex and Race by Christina L. Boyd  
Reading 26: Barriers to Working with Sexual Assault Survivors: A Qualitative Study of Rape Crisis Center Workers by Sarah E. Ullman and Stephanie M. Townsend  


Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
Instructor Resource Site

The password-protected Instructor Resource Site includes the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

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