Special Issue "Understanding Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Interests: populations epidemiology; mixed race; gender
Not only has the number of women involved with the criminal justice system increased over the past few decades, but the proportion of women, relative to men, is now greater than it has ever been. Understanding the issues related to women and crime are necessarily numerous and diverse. For example, research that explores the etiology of offending by women cannot be divorced from the victimization of women, because so many of the female offenders in the criminal justice system have long histories of victimization that precipitated their offending. An examination of female offending is also not complete without examining the criminal justice system’s response to their offending, particularly the effects of the war on drugs. Relatedly, the lack of effective programing for females returning to their communities from prison along with the collateral consequences of their formal convictions are both factors related to recidivism. And finally, the topic of female offending must also be placed within the larger social structure, which often negatively impacts those from marginalized backgrounds. The goal of this Special Issue on women and crime is to highlight our contemporary understanding of each of these issues and how they relate to our larger understanding of female offending and victimization in the 21st century.
Prof. Ronet Bachman
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- Victimization and Offending
- Gender Specific Correctional Programming
- Females and crime