Women in the criminal justice system

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Women, Crime and Justice in Context presents contemporary feminist approaches to key issues in criminal justice. It draws together key researchers from Australia and New Zealand to offer a context-specific textbook that covers all of the major debates in the discipline in an accessible way.

This book examines both the foundational texts and cutting-edge contributions to the topic and acknowledges the unique challenges and debates in the local Australian and New Zealand context. Written as an entry-level text, it introduces undergraduate students to key theories and debates on the topics of offending, victimization and the criminal justice system. It explores key topics in feminist criminology with chapters exploring sex work, prison abolitionism, community punishment, media representations of crime and victims, and the impacts of digital technology on gendered violence. Centring on an intersectional approach, the book includes chapters that focus on disability, queer criminology, indigenous perspectives, migration and service-user perspectives. The book concludes by exploring future directions in feminist approaches to crime and justice.

This book will be essential reading for undergraduates studying feminist criminology, gender and crime, queer criminology, socio-legal studies, intersectionality, sociology and criminal justice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen, Crime and Justice in Context
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Perspectives in Feminist Criminology from Australia and New Zealand
EditorsAnita Gibbs, Fairleigh Gilmour
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429316975
ISBN (Print)9780367321437, 9780367321420
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2022


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