Women and Criminality: The Woman as Victim, Offender, and Practitioner

Women and Criminality: The Woman as Victim, Offender, and Practitioner

Women and Criminality: The Woman as Victim, Offender, and Practitioner

Women and Criminality: The Woman as Victim, Offender, and Practitioner

Synopsis

"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

Excerpt

This book, the second of a four-volume set, breaks new ground in women's studies by presenting a tripartite examination of the woman as both crime victim and offender and as criminal justice practitioner. The set reflects an increasing need to achieve greater knowledge and understanding of the dynamics that contribute to, nurture, and result from crime, criminal justice, and injustice. The major focus of these volumes is criminality and how it relates to children, women, minorities, and demographics.

Although a number of books have been written over the years in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, none have provided such a wide-ranging and comprehensive study of the correlation between these issues and the elements and characteristics of which they are composed. Often, these variables and facets of crime and criminal justice have been hidden, misunderstood, or simply disregarded as insignificant to the study of crime. Our knowledge of this branch of social science will continue to be incomplete as long as certain areas fail to be adequately explored. Hence the aim of this multivolume work is to bridge the gap that exists in the exploration of criminology, criminal justice, and victimology.

The four-volume set has been designed for professional audiences, scholars, and students specializing in criminology, criminal justice, law, victimology, sociology, psychology, and related disciplines. Additionally the volumes were written for a general readership of concerned citizens who, in a world becoming larger and more dangerous, seek to become more informed in areas such as criminality and the system of justice that affect us all.

Volume 2, Women and Criminality, is an in-depth analysis of the multifaceted role of women in the areas of criminology and criminal justice.

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