Enlightening and accessible, the book examines the experiences and treatment of men and women both as victims and criminals. It explores whether and how offending patterns differ according to gender, and analyses different experiences of victimization. It covers sexual violence, domestic violence, male-on-male violence, child abuse, media representations of violence, legal developments, and criminal justice responses.
Not only does the book present a comprehensive introduction to the field, it also offers reflective questions at the end of each chapter to enable the reader to integrate and interrogate the material covered. Annotated bibliographies at the end of each chapter help students to consolidate their learning and further investigate key points.
This book is essential for students and academics in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and gender studies.