Law, Crime, and Sexuality transcends the traditional fragmentation of sociology, criminology, socio-legal studies, and feminist theory and philosophy. It enables readers to draw on aspects from each discipline and see how various themes and discussions are related. Compiled specifically for students' needs, the essays show that theory need not be too hard or too inaccessible, and help students to understand the law in conceptual terms while enabling them to become fully aware of the extent to which the law is implicated in our everyday lives. The book is divided into three sections which examine: * The shift from criminology to the sociology of law. * The shift from treating law as a tool of reform to
PART ONE: CRIMINOLOGY
Feminist Approaches to Criminology, or Postmodern Woman Meets Atavistic Man
PART TWO: SEXUALITY
Legal Subjects and Sexual Objects
Law's Power, the Sexed Body and Feminist Discourse
Unquestionably a Moral Issue
Law, Feminism and Sexuality
PART THREE: FEMINIST THEORY AND LAW
Legal Regulation or Male Control?
Feminism and the Law
The Woman of Legal Discourse
Proscription, Prescription and the Desire for Certainty? Feminist Theory in the Field of Law
Postscript of the 1990s, or 'Still Angry After all These Years'