Women’s and Gender Studies

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Crime and CriminalJustice

  1. Offending Girls

    Young Women and Youth Justice

    By Gilly Sharpe

    At the dawn of the twenty-first century, panic about girls’ offending in Britain reached fever pitch. No longer sugar and spice, a ‘new breed’ of girl, the hedonistic, violent, binge-drinking ‘ladette’, was reported to have emerged. At the same time, the number of young women entering the youth...

    Published October 21st 2011 by Willan

  2. Handbook on Sexual Violence

    Edited by Jennifer M. Brown, Sandra L. Walklate

    This book contextualizes the complexity of sexual violence within its broader context – from war to the resolution of interpersonal disputes – and covers a wide span including sexual harassment, bullying, rape and murder as well as domestic violence. Written by leading academics from a variety...

    Published October 19th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Working with Women Offenders in the Community

    Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, Gill McIvor, Chris Trotter

    Though many more women offenders are supervised in the community than in custody, much less is known about their needs and effective approaches to their supervision, support and treatment. Whilst there has been recent attention paid to responding to the needs of women in prison, negligible...

    Published December 15th 2010 by Willan

  4. Dirty Dancing

    An Ethnography of Lap Dancing

    By Rachela Colosi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Based on ethnographic research conducted in 'Starlets', a lap-dancing club in the North of England, this book delves into what is often seen as the 'deviant', and 'stigmatized' world of lap-dancing. As well as the relationships between dancers, the author offers a unique insider's account of...

    Published July 19th 2010 by Willan

  5. Violence Against Women

    Vulnerable Populations

    By Douglas A. Brownridge

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations investigates under-researched and underserved groups of women who are particularly vulnerable to violent victimization from an intimate male partner. In the past, there has been an understandable reluctance to address this issue to avoid stereotyping...

    Published January 15th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Beyond Bad Girls

    Gender, Violence and Hype

    By Meda Chesney-Lind, Katherine Irwin

    In this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl' arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of good. Through interviews with young women, educators and people in the criminal justice...

    Published August 31st 2007 by Routledge