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Violence, Gender and Justice

Violence, Gender and Justice

December 2008 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is a very impressive piece of thorough scholarship. It is an important book that highlights the need to consider gender when developing policies to respond to interpersonal violence. It is written in a clear and accessible style and should be required reading for all criminal justice students.' - Dr Malcolm Cowburn, Sheffield Hallam University

This comprehensive text provides an overview of the relationship between violence, gender, crime and justice. It brings together theory with contemporary cases to enable the reader to understand the key concepts, issues and connections involved.

Enlightening and accessible, the book examines the experiences and treatment of men and women as victims and criminals. It explores whether and how offending patterns differ according to gender, and investigates the connections between gender, offending and victimisation.

The book covers different types of inter-personal violence including sexual violence, 'domestic' violence, 'domestic' murder, male-on-male violence and child abuse. It explores how sexual and 'domestic' violence have been represented in the media, in the law and in criminal justice processes.

Not only does the book present a comprehensive introduction to the field, it also offers reflective questions at the end of each chapter to enable the reader to integrate and interrogate the material covered. Chapter summaries and annotated bibliographies enhance the learning process by helping students to consolidate and further investigate key points.

This book is essential for students and academics in criminology, criminal justice, sociology and gender studies.

Introducing Violence, Gender and Justice
'Cold-blooded lies'
Mediating Sex 'n Violence

Intimacy, Secrets and Statistics
Gendering Criminology?
Confronting Violence
People, Policies and Places

The Family of Man
The Law, the Courts and Conviction
Embodying Violence
Masculinity, Culture and Crime

The Cost of Gendered Crime


A useful book with helpful reflection sections for students.
Not all chapters were relevant for our course but will recommend for additional background reading.

Miss Joanna Sharpen
Children and young people's project, AVA (against violence and abuse)
April 17, 2014

Useful text for 3rd year undergraduate students

Dr Sue Churchill
Psychology , Chichester University
January 20, 2012

I could not fit it into the syllabus but it is a very good book. A good read and insightful. I would consider using it in the future.

Ms Gwendolyn Purifoye
Sociology Dept, Loyola University - Lakeshore
September 18, 2011

There are a couple of great chapters in this text but I could not find time in the syllabus to add the complete text. However, students have the information and I did include a few of the chapters information in my lecture. They really enjoyed the information put forth in the the "Cold-blooded Lies" chapter. Although I did not add it as a required text, I am considering using in my social problems class because it covers deviance, gender, media, etc.

Ms Gwendolyn Purifoye
Sociology Dept, Loyola University - Lakeshore
September 18, 2011

This book is well structured and well written with really useful information presented in an easy to follow manner. The issues for reflection at the end of each chapter help to reinforce understanding. A really sound source of information for many different schools.

Ms Julie Burton
Psychology , Lincoln University
June 2, 2011

This is a well written text which uses case examples to highlight and explain some of the more complex issues

Ms Anne Rees
Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University
October 30, 2010

This is a good book that provides some useful information for my students on gender related issues.

Dr Claire Bloxsom
Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
October 19, 2010

This is a very useful text for courses on gender violence and victimology. The chapters are relevant and there are clear links to theoretical issues

Ms Bev Orton
Social Science , Hull University
July 27, 2010

A much needed text bringing together work on media, gender violence and criminological thinking. Really useful for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Laura Goldsack
School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University
October 19, 2009

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