Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence. The book focuses primarily on the role of gender, but also considers socio-economic status and race. Illustrated with case studies throughout, the book introduces major themes, such as the social construction of gender and victimology, as well as topics such as the portrayal of intimate partner violence in the media and how it shapes our understanding of violence.
Venessa Garcia is assistant professor of criminal justice at Kean University. She is the editor of Female Crime Victims. Patrick McManimon is assistant professor and graduate program coordinator of criminal justice at Kean University. He previously worked as a warden and other administrative positions in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Chapter 1: Gendered Justice: The Social Construction of Womanhood and Intimate Partner Violence Chapter 2: Understanding the Scope of Intimate Partner Violence Chapter 3: Deconstructing Cultural Images and Myths of Intimate Partner Violence: Overcoming the Presence of the Past Chapter 4: Legal Jurisprudence and the History of Intimate Partner Violence Chapter 5: Policing Intimate Partner Violence Chapter 6: Intimate Partner Violence in the Courts Chapter 7: Correcting Intimate Partner Violence Chapter 8: Escaping Intimate Partner Violence: The Shelter Movement Chapter 9: Reality Reconsidered: Female Intimate Partner Violence Victim Images in Society Appendix Notes References Index About the Author