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Women, Gender, and Crime

Women, Gender, and Crime
Core Concepts

Second Edition

November 2022 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Women, Crime, and Justice: Core Concepts, provides a complete and concise view into the world of women, gender, and the interaction with the criminal justice system. Supported by contemporary research and discussions of issues around victimization, criminalization, and work within criminal justice, author Stacy L. Mallicoat explores a wide range of topics including rape and sexual assault, crimes and processing of women and LGBTQ+ individuals, and the impacts of gender in both the criminal justice and legal systems.

Chapter 1. Women, Gender, and Crime: Introduction
Chapter 2. Theories of Victimization
Chapter 3. Women, Gender, and Victimization: Rape and Sexual Assault
Chapter 4. Women, Gender, and Victimization: Intimate Partner Abuse and Stalking
Chapter 5. Gender-Based Violence
Chapter 6. Women, Gender, and Offending
Chapter 7. Girls, Gender, and Juvenile Delinquency
Chapter 8. Female Offenders and Their Crimes
Chapter 9. Processing and Sentencing of Female Offenders
Chapter 10. The Supervision of Women: Community Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry
Chapter 11. Women, Gender, and Incarceration
Chapter 12. Women Professionals and the Criminal Justice System: Police, Corrections, and Offender Services
Chapter 13. Women Professionals and the Criminal Justice System: Courts and Victim Services
About the Author

It is an addition to existing texts on gender studies.

Dr Omololu Fagbadebo
Faculty of Management Sciences, Durban University of Technology
June 2, 2023

Good balance of the victim, criminal, and professional throughout all three pillars of the criminal justice system

Patricia Feese
Criminal Justice, Briar Cliff University
December 11, 2022
Key features

This revision introduces a chapter on gender-based harassment that will include coverage of the Me Too movement, stalking, and other forms of harassment, to underscore the importance of recognizing this behavior after a long history of our society minimalizing it. Specific changes include:

  • Two new sections in Ch 3 “Spotlight on Rape as a War Crime” and “Spotlight on Brett Kavanaugh”
  • A new section in chapter 4: “Spotlight on IPA [Intimate Partner Abuse] During COVID”
  • Chapter 5 has changed its focus to a broader “Gender-Based Violence” perspective, showing how sexual harassment arises in various different situations: institutional, domestic, etc.
  • Chapter 7 introduces the concepts of “Polyvictimization” as a risk factor for female delinquency
  • Chapter 8 includes a "Spotlight on Women and Terrorism"           
  • Chapter 11 has several new components including more contemporary issues, new spotlights on the effects of prison realignment on female inmates and the Girl Scouts beyond Bars program      
  • Chapter 12 has more developed sections on female police and correctional officers
  • Chapter 13 has a new spotlight for “Title IX Advocates on College Campuses”
  • This text discusses women and victimization prior to covering women as offenders, because victimization is often a precursor to offending.
  • Case studies present compelling examples that connect concepts to real-life occurrences to reinforce learning.
  • Coverage of key issues, such as sexual victimization at military academies, stalking and college campuses, financial challenges for incarcerated women, pregnancy and policing, and self-care for victim advocates.
  • Coverage of critical topics, such as representation of women in criminal justice academia, multiple marginalities and LGBT populations, marital rape and rape as a war crime, cyberstalking, labor trafficking, women and pretrial release, and challenges faced by women as criminal justice practitioners.
  • Statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate the most recent trends in criminology.

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