Women and criminality : the woman as victim, offender, and practitioner


Women and criminality : the woman as victim, offender, and practitioner

Ronald Barri Flowers

(Contributions in criminology and penology, no. 18)

Greenwood Press, 1987

  • : lib. bdg. : alk. pape

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Continues: Children and criminality

Continued by: Minorities and criminality

Bibliography: p. [197]-201

Includes index



This book is a welcome addition to the literature on women and criminality. It should be of particular interest to the general reader as a concise, well-organized and clearly written review of important aspects of this social problem. It would be excellent as a supplementary text in criminal justice, criminology, victimology, and women's studies courses. In addition to a selected bibliography, scholars will appreciate the excellent bibliographical essay which provides a basis for further research. Criminal Justice Policy Review The study of women in relation to crime and the justice system remains neglected by most criminologists and justice officials--until now. This remarkable volume breaks new ground by presenting a three-part examination of women as victims of crime, as criminals, and as professionals working in criminal justice. Within this scope, the author offers significant perspectives through empirical studies, as well as experts in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. The multi-faceted roles of women with respect to crime and the justice system are explored individually and collectively, as well as in relation to the roles of men. The significance of the historical treatment of women is also examined, in addition to the women's movement, the rise in women's crime and victimization, theoretical and statistical approaches, and prominent literature in the field. In addition, pertinent social and legal questions for the future are addressed.


Preface Introduction The Victimized Woman Criminality Perpetrated Against Women The Woman Victim of Spousal Abuse Rape: The Ultimate Violation of Women Pornography: Addressing the Exploitation of Women Present Trends in the Victimization of Women The Woman Offender Criminality Perpetrated by Women: A Statistical Analysis Theoretical Explanations Into Female Crime The Women Perpetrator of Familial Offenses Prostitution: Women as Offenders and Victims The Different Faces of the Woman Criminal Incarcerated Women: A Correctional System Paradox The Woman as a Criminal Justice Practitioner Professional Women in the Criminal Justice System In Response to Women, Crime, and the System of Criminal Justice Legal, Social, and Future Action Bibliographical Essay Index

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