This book is a comprehensive and critical introduction to the field of gender and crime, re-thinking the key themes and debates within a human rights framework. Integrating empirical, theoretical and policy-related material, this Second Edition has been significantly updated, and w includes; *Full consideration of the 2010-2015 Coalition Government and its effect on gender and crime within England and Wales *A new chapter relating crimilogical theory to gender and crime *A new chapter discussing the history of gender and crime *A new chapter analysing contemporary issues in gender and crime in a globalised world *Fully updated learning features including; Chapter Overviews, Key Words, Study Questions, Chapter Summaries, Key Further Readings and a Glossary. Gender and Crime: A Human Rights Approach is essential reading for students studying crimilogy, sociology, social policy and gender studies.
Marisa Silvestri is an Associate Professor in Criminology at Kingston University. Her main research interests lie at the intersections of policing, gender and criminal justice. More specifically her work centres on exploring the position and role of women in police leadership and the gendered nature of the criminal justice system in relation to its impact on women offenders and victims. As a strong advocate of participatory action research with an emphasis on practitioner involvement, her work not only advances theoretical understandings of these issues but aims to inform policy and practice. She has published extensively in the field, including Women in Charge: policing, gender and leadership (Willan) and 'Gender and Crime' in the Oxford Handbook of Criminology (co-authored with Frances Heidensohn (Oxford). She is also an editorial board member for Policing & Society and is currently working on exploring the gendered impacts of the current police reform agenda on the selection of its chief officers, together with an analysis of the gendered nature of language within policing. Chris Crowther-Dowey teaches Criminology at Nottingham Trent University and has considerable experience of teaching criminology and criminal justice at all levels of study. He currently teaches Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice and Policing. His research interests including policing and policy interventions targeting gendered violence and abuse. Crowther-Dowey's criminology teaching is interdisciplinary and attempts to synthesise material from a range of academic disciplines in the social sciences, political sciences and the humanities. His recent publications include: Researching Crime: Approaches, Methods and Application (co-authored with Pete Fussey (Palgrave); Understanding Modernisation in Criminal Justice (co-authored with Paul Senior and Matt Long(Open University Press)); An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice (Palgrave).