In this book, Kerry Carrington takes a bold, critical and reflexive approach to understanding the global divisions and inequalities that shape distinctive patterns of gender and crime. The book argues that in order for feminist crimilogy to enhance its conceptual and political relevance in the twenty-first century, bold new directions in scholarship on gender, crime and global justice are required that also take into account global divisions and inequalities. Issues explored in the book include the forced marriage of child brides, female genital mutilation, feminicide, hour crimes, rape and domestic violence, and the systemic denial of female rights justified by religion, custom or culture. It also explores rising rates of violence recorded for women offenders globally, and their increasing participation in terrorism, as well as troubling male-on-male violence in amic spaces cultivated by globalising forces. Feminism and Global Justice argues that the world needs feminism more than ever to address systemic culturally shaped and diverse forms of injustice experienced by females across the globe, many of them children. It will be essential reading for international and national human rights organisations, as well as academics and students engaged in the study of crimilogy, development studies, sociology, politics, and gender studies.
Kerry Carrington is the Head of School of Justice, Faculty of Law, at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is author of Offending Girls (1993); Who Killed Leigh Leigh (1998) and co-author of Policing the Rural Crisis (2006) and Offending Youth (2009) and has been widely published in journals and edited collections. She is the Pacific Rim Editor for Critical Criminology, Vice Chair of the American Society of Criminology, Critical Criminology Division, and Co-chief Editor with Reece Walters of The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. Kerry Carrington is an internationally recognised expert on gender and crime, and recipient of the 2013American Society of Criminology, Division of Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award.
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