The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

ISBN : 9780199838707

Rosemary Gartner; Bill McCarthy
736 ページ
182 x 254 mm

Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity and provides authoritative overviews of current research and theory on how gender and sex shape crime and criminal justice responses to it. The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and crimal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime offers an unparalleled and comprehensive view of the connections among gender, sex, and crime in the United States and in many other countries. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developing cutting-edge research questions.


1. Introduction
Bill McCarthy
Rosemary Gartner
I. Conceptual Issues/Current Controversies
2. Doing Crime as Doing Gender? Masculinities, Femininities and Crime
Jody Miller
3. Intersectionality and the Study of Sex, Gender, and Crime
S.J. Creek
Jennifer L. Dunn
4. Sexual Violence
Renee Heberle
5. Back to Basics: Gender and the Social Psychology of Aggression
Richard B. Felson
6. Feminist Criminologies' Contribution to Understandings of Sex, Gender, and Crime
Kerry Carrington
Jodi Death
7. Explaining the Volte-Face: Turning Away from Criminal Law and Returning to the Quest for Gender Equality
Kristin Bumiller
II. Historical Perspectives and Patterns
8. Long-Term Trends in Female and Male Involvement in Crime
Greg Smith
9. A Historical Perspective on Criminal Justice Responses to Female and Male Offending
Barry Godfrey
10. Gender, Sex, and Intimate-Partner Violence in Historical Perspective
Randolph Roth
11. Masculinities and Crime in Historical Perspective
Tammy Whitlock
12. Sexual Violence in Historical Perspective
Carolyn A. Conley
13. Crimes Related to Sexuality and Reproduction
Daniel J.R. Grey
III. Psycho- and Socio-Biological Perspectives
14. Evolutionary Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Crime
Martin Daly
15. Biological Perspectives on Sex Difference in Crime and Antisocial Behavior
Jill Portnoy, Frances R. Chen, Yu Gao, Sharon Niv, Robert Schug, Yaling Yang, and
Adrian Raine
16. Developmental Perspectives: Sex Differences in Antisocial Behavior from Childhood to Adulthood
Michael A. Russell
Summer J. Robins
Candice L. Odgers
IV. Social Science Perspectives and Research
17. Adolescent Crime and Victimization: Sex and Gender Differences, Similarities, and Emerging Intersections
Holly Foster
18. Gender and Offending in a Life Course Context
Ross Macmillan
Bill McCarthy
19. Intimate-Partner Violence
Stacey L. Williams
Daniel McKelvey
Irene Hanson Frieze
20. Violence Against Children in Families
Katreena Scott
21. Violence Against Sexual and Gender Minorities
Michael Smyth
Valerie Jenness
22. Sex, Gender, and Homicide: Contemporary Trends and Patterns
Rosemary Gartner
Maria Jung
23. Organized Crime: The Gender Constraints of Illegal Markets
Valeria Pizzini-Gambetta
24. Street Gangs: The Gendered Experiences of Female and Male Gang Members
Dana Peterson
Vanessa R. Panfil
25. White Collar and Corporate Crime
Kristy Holtfreter
26. Sex Work, Gender, and Criminal Justice
Ronald Weitzer
27. Complicating the Immigration-Crime Nexus: Theorizing the Role of Gender in the Relationship Between Immigration and Crime
Glenn A. Trager
Charis E. Kubrin
V. Reactions to Crime
28. The Benefits and Penalties of Gender for Criminal Justice Processing Outcomes among Adults and Juveniles
Theodore R. Curry
29. Sex, Gender, and Imprisonment: Rates, Reforms, and Lived Realities
Randolph R. Myers
Sara Wakefield
30. Media, Gender, Sex, and Crime
Lynn S. Chancer
VI. Gender, Sex, and Crime Globally
31. Empirical Vacuum: In Search of Research on Human Trafficking
Elzbieta Gozdziak
32. The Legal Regulation of Sex and Sexuality
Mariana Valverde
33. Honor Killings
Dietrich Oberwittler
Julia Kasselt
34. Beyond Rape: Reconceptualizing Gender-Based Violence During Warfare
Gabrielle Ferrales
Suzy Maves McElrath
35. State Rape and the Crime of Genocide
John Hagan
Jaimie Morse


Rosemary Gartner is Professor of Criminology and Sociology at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the co-author of three books: Violence and Crime in Cross-National Perspective (Yale, 1984), Murdering Holiness: The Trials of Edmund Creffield and George Mitchell (University of British Columbia Press, 2003) and Marking Time in the Golden State: Women's Imprisonment in California (Cambridge, 2005). Bill McCarthy is Professor of Sociology at the University of California Davis. He is the co-author (with John Hagan) of Mean Streets: Youth Crime and Homelessness (Cambridge, 1997).