Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice

Edited by

  • Victor Kappeler


  • Alana Van Gundy

Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice offers an insightful look at the primarily masculine-driven perspective on crime and justice through the lens of feminist theory. This first installment in the Theoretical Criminology series presents the argument that an increased understanding of the female crime typology, life course, and gender-specific programming will improve social justice for offenders. Discussions on the direct implications of the way society views crime and justice contribute to policy recommendations for helping to improve these views, specifically as they relate to female crime.

About the Theoretical Criminology Series:
The Theoretical Criminology series consists of short-format content on some of the best cross-disciplinary studies focusing on contemporary theory and thought from across the social sciences and humanities, all specifically designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. Each work is designed to provide students and scholars with a rigorous introduction to the theory or perspective under consideration as well as its direct implications for the way we think about issues of crime and justice. Students and instructors wishing to add theoretical enrichment to their courses and studies can add these digestible, inexpensive works to their reading lists, bringing insight and understanding from the world of social science and humanities to that of criminal justice.

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Academics, practitioners, and legislators in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, social justice, and gender studies.


Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-24274-5

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Feminist Theory and Social Justice

Chapter 2: Crime Typology

Chapter 3: Life Course Theory

Chapter 4: Gender-Specific Programming

Chapter 5: Implications and Policy