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Masculinities, Crime and Criminology
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Masculinities, Crime and Criminology



September 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Is crime a "masculine" phenomenon? Why is crime so overwhelmingly an activity conducted by men? In seeking to answer these questions by exploring a series of high-profile events and debates surrounding crime, criminal justice, and social (dis)order, Richard Collier examines recent criminological, media, and political interpretations of the relationship between men, masculinities, and crime. Rejecting the widely held idea that masculinity is "in crisis," this book presents an alternative approach to theorizing the "maleness" of crime and calls for a reappraisal of the conceptual tools with which the relationship between masculinities and crime has traditionally been understood. Drawing on the ideas of corporeality, sexed subjectivity, and the materiality of menÆs crimes, the author focuses on the sexed bodies and subjectivities of men--as offenders, victims, agents working within the criminal justice system, and criminologists seeking to explain crime. Highlighting the limitations of the concept of masculinity, Masculinities, Crime, and Criminology calls for a reassessment of the crimes of men based on a critical re-focusing on questions of heterosexuality, childhood, the family, and the "social."
 
Sex, Gender and the (Criminal) Bodies of Men
 
Sex, Gender and the (Criminal) Bodies of Men
 
Boys' Own Stories? Law, Criminology and (Un)Sexy Bodies
 
The `Trouble with Boys'? The Child, the Social and the Dangerous Other
 
`A Lonely Man with a Passion for Guns'
Crime, Community and the Heterosexualized Body

 
 
Absent Fathers, Criminal Sons and Straight Men
The Heterosexual Family and the Family of Crime

 
 
Concluding Remarks
`Taking Masculinity Seriously'? Theory, Practice and the (Hetero)Sexing of Criminology

 

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Richard Collier

Richard Collier is a Reader in Law at the University of Newcastle. More About Author

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