Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry (Global Issues in Crime and Justice)

Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry (Global Issues in Crime and Justice)

By: Rosemary L. Barberet (author)Paperback

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Women, Crime and Criminal Justice is the winner of the Division of International Criminology's Distinguished Book Award 2014 and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section's 2015 Outstanding Book Award and the first fully internationalised book to focus on women as offenders, victims and justice professionals. It provides background, as well as specialized information that allows readers to comprehend the global forces that shape women and crime; analyze different types of violence against women (in peacetime and in armed conflict); and grasp the challenges faced by women in justice professions such as the police, the judiciary and international peacekeeping. Provocative, highly topical, engaging and written by an expert in the field, this book examines the role of women in crime and criminal justice internationally. Topics covered include: the role of globalization and development in patterns of female offending and victimization, how a human rights framework can help explain women's crime, victimization and the criminal justice response, global women's activism, international perspectives on violence against women, including femicide, violence in conflict and post conflict settings, sex work and sex trafficking, women's access to justice, as well as the increased role of women in international criminal justice settings. This book will be essential reading for those involved in the study of development, human rights, governance, security sector reform, international relations and public health, as debates about these subjects are intrinsically linked to the issues surrounding women, crime and justice. It will also be useful for students taking courses on gender, crime and criminal justice, violence against women, international criminal justice and gender studies.

About Author

Rosemary Barberet is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department of the John Jay College for Criminal Justice, where she currently directs the Master of Arts degree program in International Crime and Justice. A native of Connecticut, USA who was trained in criminology in the United States (PhD, University of Maryland, 1994), she has spent most of her academic career to date in Europe (Spain and England). Dr. Barberet has chaired the International Division of the American Society of Criminology and currently represents the International Sociological Association at the United Nations. Rosemary Barberet was awarded the Herbert Bloch Award by the American Society of Criminology for service to the society and to the professional interests of criminology, as well as the Rafael Salillas Award of the Sociedad Espanola de Investigacion Criminologica.


Introduction Section I. Global Forces Chapter 1: Theory and Method Chapter 2: Women, Globalization and Development Chapter 3: International Law, Human Rights, International Organizations, and Global Women's Activism Section II. Violence Against Women Chapter 4: Violence Against Women in Peacetime Chapter 5: Violence Against Women in Conflict and Post Conflict Settings Chapter 6: Sex work, Prostitution and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation Section III. Justice for Women Chapter 7: Women and Offending Chapter 8: Women and Incarceration Chapter 9: Women as Justice Professionals Chapter 10: Conclusions and the way forward Appendices: 1. Films 2. Biographies.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415856362
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780415856362
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0415856361

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