Feminist criminology: inequalities, powerlessness, and justice

Burman, M. and Gelsthorpe, L. (2017) Feminist criminology: inequalities, powerlessness, and justice. In: Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra, L. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology [6th ed.]. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 213-238. ISBN 9780198719441 (doi:10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0010)

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This chapter addresses complexities and continuing concerns in thinking about feminist perspectives and contributions to criminology. In it, we chart feminist contributions to criminology over time, dwelling on the paradigmatic shifts in criminology in both substantive and epistemological and methodological terms, extending both the terrain of criminological theorizing and understanding of knowledge forms. We also explore the notion of feminist criminology as a transitional phase towards a more humanistic stance in relation to crime and justice in a globalised context. The chapter considers synergies between feminist contributions and other work which has focused on inequalities before the law and addresses the issue of migrant offenders and victims, criminal behaviour and criminal justice, as well as victims of human trafficking, these being examples of the problematic dichotomy between victims and offenders.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Feminism, criminology, gender, justice.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burman, Professor Michele
Authors: Burman, M., and Gelsthorpe, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Research Group:Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR)
Publisher:Oxford University Press
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