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"Women and Crime: A Text/Reader", part of the "Text/Reader" series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.
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Foreword Preface Acknowledgments SECTION I. Women and Crime: An Introduction SECTION II. Theories on Victimization and Offending How to Read a Research Article Readings: 1. The Gendered Nature of Risk Factors for Delinquency, by Joanne Belknap and Kristi Holsinger 2. Patriarchy, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Criminology in an Era of Backlash, by Meda Chesney-Lind 3. College Students' Crime-Related Fears on Campus: Are Fear-Provoking Cues Gendered? by Bonnie S. Fisher and David May SECTION III. Women and Victimization: Rape and Sexual Assault Readings: 4. Beyond Rape: The Pervasiveness of Sexual Victimization, by Bonnie S. Fisher, Leah E. Daigle, and Francis T. Cullen 5. Prevalence and Effects of Rape Myths in Print Journalism: The Kobe Bryant Case, by Ranae Franiuk, Jennifer L. Seefelt, Sandy L. Cepress, and Joseph A. Vandello 6. The Role of the New "Date Rape Drugs" in Attributions About Date Rape, by April L. Girard and Charlene Y. Senn SECTION IV. Women and Victimization: Intimate Partner Abuse Readings: 7. Interpersonal Violence Against Women: The Role of Men, by Martin D. Schwartz and Walter S. DeKeseredy 8. Silenced Voices and Structured Survival: Battered Women's Help Seeking, by Angela M. Moe 9. Intersections of Immigration and Domestic Violence: Voices of Battered Immigrant Women, by Edna Erez, Madalaine Adelman, and Carol Gregory SECTION V. Women and Victimization: Stalking and Sexual Harassment Readings: 10. Stalking in the Context of Intimate Partner Abuse: In the Victims' Words, by Heather Melton 11. Cyberstalking: An Exploratory Study of Students at a Mid-Atlantic University, by Karen L. Paullet, Daniel R. Rota, and Thomas T. Swan 12. Everyday Stranger Harassment and Women's Objectification, by Kimberly Fairchild and Laurie A. Rudman SECTION VI. International Issues for Women and Crime Readings: 13. Karo-Kari: A Form of Honour Killing in Pakistan, by Sujay Patel and Amin Muhammad Gadit 14. Life Histories and Survival Strategies Amongst Sexually Trafficked Girls in Nepal, by Padam Simkhada 15. Murder in Ciudad Juarez: A Parable of Women's Struggle for Human Rights, by Mark Ensalaco SECTION VII. Girls and Juvenile Delinquency Readings: 16. At-Risk Girls and Delinquency: Career Pathways, by Carla P. Davis 17. Violent Girls or Relabeled Status Offenders? An Alternative Interpretation of the Data, by Barry C. Feld 18. What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs: Findings From a Gender-Specific Focus Group Study, by Crystal A. Garcia and Jodi Lane SECTION VIII. Female Offenders and Their Crimes Readings: 19. Locked Up Means Locked Out: Women, Addiction, and Incarceration, by Vanessa Alleyne 20. Infanticide and Neonaticide: A Review of 40 Years of Research Literature on Incidence and Causes, by Theresa Porter and Helen Gavin 21. Understanding the Experiences of Street Level Prostitutes, by Celia Williamson and Gail Folaron 22. Girls, Gangs and Violence: Assessing the Evidence, by Susan Batchelor SECTION IX. Processing and Sentencing of Female Offenders Readings: 23. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Girls' Sentencing in the Juvenile Justice System, by Lori D. Moore and Irene Padavic 24. Ages of Chivalry, Places of Paternalism: Gender and Criminal Sentencing in Finland, by Candace Kruttschnitt and Jukka Savolainen 25. The Impact of Race, Gender, and Age on the Pretrial Decision, by Tina L. Freiburger and Carly M. Hilinski SECTION X. The Incarceration of Women Readings: 26. Women Offenders and the Gendered Effects of Public Policy, by Barbara Bloom, Barbar Owen, and Stephanie Covington 27. Throwaway Moms: Maternal Incarceration and the Criminalization of Female Poverty, by Suzanne Allen, Chris Flaherty, and Gretchen Ely 28. Collateral Costs of Imprisonment for Women: Complications of Reintegration, by Mary Dodge and Mark R. Pogrebin SECTION XI. Women and Work in the Criminal Justice System: Police, Courts, and Corrections Readings: 29. Survival in an "All Boys Club": Policewomen and Their Fight for Acceptance, by Cara Hemp-Rabe 30. Gender and Judicial Decisions: Do Female Judges Decide Cases Differently Than Male Judges?, by Phyllis Coontz 31. Gender and Stress: A Comparative Assessment of Sources of Stress Among Correctional Officers, by Marie L. Griffin Glossary Credits and Sources References Author Index Subject Index About the Author

About the Author

Stacy L. Mallicoat is a professor of criminal justice in the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her BA in Legal Studies and Sociology, with a concentration in Crime and Deviance from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) in 1997 and received her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Sociology in 2003. Her primary research interests include feminist criminology and public opinion on the death penalty. She is the author of several books, including Women and Crime: The Essentials, Criminal Justice Policy, and California's Criminal Justice System. Her work also appears in a number of journals such as Feminist Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, and Southwestern Journal of Criminal Justice, as well as a number of edited volumes. She is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, the ASC's Division on Women and Crime (where she currently serves as an Executive Counselor), Western Society of Criminology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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