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Crime Gender and Sexuality in Criminal Prosecutions

Crime  Gender  and Sexuality in Criminal Prosecutions Author Louis A. Knafla
ISBN-10 0313310130
Release 2002
Pages 228
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Examines the common issues that emerge from the study of class and gender in European criminal prosecutions.



The Oxford Handbook of Gender Sex and Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Crime Author Rosemary Gartner
ISBN-10 9780199838707
Release 2014
Pages 723
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The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and criminal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide.



Respectability on Trial

Respectability on Trial Author Brian Donovan
ISBN-10 9781438461960
Release 2016-09-21
Pages 244
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Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence. Providing a front row seat at critical courtroom battles over seduction, pimping, rape, and sodomy in early twentieth-century New York City, Brian Donovan uses verbatim trial transcripts to understand the city’s history during the so-called “first sexual revolution.” By tracing the revolutionary and repressive dimensions of this time period, Donovan reveals how conflicting ideas about sex and gender shaped the city’s criminal justice system. He unearths stories of sexual violence and legal injustice that contradict the image of early twentieth-century America as a time of sexual revolution and progress. Police and courts often served the interests of the upper classes, men, and racial and ethnic majorities, but the trial transcripts included here reveal the considerable extent to which members of working-class and immigrant communities used the machinery of law enforcement for their own ends. Many previous books have fully documented and analyzed the sensational trials of turn-of-the-century New York City, but none have paid such close attention to the courtroom experiences of common city dwellers.



Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany Author Richard F. Wetzell
ISBN-10 9781782382478
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 368
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The history of criminal justice in modern Germany has become a vibrant field of research, as demonstrated in this volume. Following an introductory survey, the twelve chapters examine major topics in the history of crime and criminal justice from Imperial Germany, through the Weimar and Nazi eras, to the early postwar years. These topics include case studies of criminal trials, the development of juvenile justice, and the efforts to reform the penal code, criminal procedure, and the prison system. The collection also reveals that the history of criminal justice has much to contribute to other areas of historical inquiry: it explores the changing relationship of criminal justice to psychiatry and social welfare, analyzes representations of crime and criminal justice in the media and literature, and uses the lens of criminal justice to illuminate German social history, gender history, and the history of sexuality.



The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice Author Paul Knepper
ISBN-10 9780199352333
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 720
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The historical study of crime has expanded in criminology during the past few decades, forming an active niche area in social history. Indeed, the history of crime is more relevant than ever as scholars seek to address contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. Thus, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of recent developments across both fields. Chapters examine existing research, explain on-going debates and controversies, and point to new areas of interest, covering topics such as criminal law and courts, police and policing, and the rise of criminology as a field. This Handbook also analyzes some of the most pressing criminological issues of our time, including drug trafficking, terrorism, and the intersections of gender, race, and class in the context of crime and punishment. The definitive volume on the history of crime, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal history.



Sex Crimes in the Fifties

Sex Crimes in the Fifties Author Lisa;Kaladelfos Featherstone
ISBN-10 0522870171
Release 2016-07
Pages 255
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This book examines Australia's treatment of sexual crimes in the 1950s, a decade well known for its political and social conservatism, its prudish views on morality, and its prescriptive gender roles for men and women. Fewer would know that this same decade saw soaring arrests, mounting criminal prosecutions, and intensifying public debates about how to deal with sexual offenders. Or that sexual offences on children attracted the most concentrated state attention and public concern. Sex Crimes in the Fifties uncovers this new history by drawing on transcripts of hundreds of criminal proceedings and extensive research in criminal justice archives.



Sex and Gender Crimes in the New International Law

Sex and Gender Crimes in the New International Law Author Alona Hagay-Frey
ISBN-10 9789004189126
Release 2011-06-22
Pages 182
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Adapted from the author's thesis (LLM)---Universitat Tel-Aviv, 2009.



Gender And Crime In Modern Europe

Gender And Crime In Modern Europe Author Meg Arnot
ISBN-10 9781135361082
Release 2002-01-04
Pages 304
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This work explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in Europe in this period. taking a gendered approach, criminal prosecution and punishment are discussed in relation to the victims and perpretrators. This volume investigates various representations of femininity by assessing female experiences including wife-beating, divorce, abortion, prostitution, property crime and embezzlement at the work place. In addition, issues such as neglect, sexual abuse and the "invention" of the juvenile offender are analyzed.



Perceptions of Female Offenders

Perceptions of Female Offenders Author Brenda Russell
ISBN-10 9781461458715
Release 2012-12-09
Pages 198
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​Female offenders are often perceived as victims who commit crimes as a self-defense mechanism or as criminal deviants whose actions strayed from typical ‘womanly’ behavior. Such cultural norms for violence exist in our gendered society and there has been scholarly debate about how male and female offenders are perceived and how this perception leads to differential treatment in the criminal justice system. This debate is primarily based upon theories associated with stereotypes and social norms and how these prescriptive norms can influence both public and criminal justice response. Scholars in psychology, sociology, and criminology have found that female offenders are perceived differently than male offenders and this ultimately leads to differential treatment in the criminal justice system. This interdisciplinary book provides an evidence based approach of how female offenders are perceived in society and how this translates to differential treatment within the criminal justice system and explores the ramifications of such differences. Quite often perceptions of female offenders are at odds with research findings. This book will provide a comprehensive evidence-based review of the research that is valuable to laypersons, researchers, practitioners, advocates, treatment providers, lawyers, judges, and anyone interested in equality in the criminal justice system. ​



The Psychology of Lust Murder

The Psychology of Lust Murder Author Catherine Purcell
ISBN-10 9780080462578
Release 2006-06-07
Pages 192
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The Psychology of Lust Murder systematically examines the phenomenon of paraphilia (i.e., aberrant sexuality) in relationship to the crime of lust murder. By synthesizing the relevant theories on sexual homicide and serial killing, the authors develop an original, timely, sensible model that accounts for the emergence and progression of paraphilias expressed through increasingly violent erotic fantasies. Over time, these disturbing paraphilic images that, among other things, involve rape, body mutilation and dismemberment, torture, post-mortem sexual intercourse, and cannibalism, are all actualized. Thus, it is the sustained presence of deviant sexuality that contributes to and serves as underlying motive for the phenomenon of lust murder (a.k.a. erotophonophilia). Going well beyond theoretical speculation, the authors (Dr. Catherine Purcell, a forensic psychologist and Dr. Bruce Arrigo, a criminologist) apply their integrated model to the gruesome and chilling case of Jeffrey Dahmer. They convincingly demonstrate where and how their conceptual framework provides a more complete explanation of lust homicide than any other model available in the field today. The book concludes with a number of practical suggestions linked to clinical prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies; police training, profiling, and apprehension efforts; as well as legal and public policy responses to sexually violent and predatory assailants. Comprehensive in its coverage, accessible in its prose, and thoughtful in its analysis, The Psychology of Lust Murder is a must read for any person interested in the crime of erotophonophilia and those offenders responsible for its serial commission. Contributes, in a thoughtful and scholarly way, to the audiences' existing library of books on crimes and criminals Provides new and insightful information on the criminal behavior of Jeffrey Dahmer Enables readers to compare and contrast different models/theories on sexual homicide and serial murder Assists researchers, educators, public officials, and the lay public determine how best to respond to the phenomenon of lust murder



The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 2001 2002

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 2001 2002 Author André Klip
ISBN-10 9789050953979
Release 2005
Pages 1115
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The Series Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals provides the reader with the full text of the most important decisions, including concurring, separate and dissenting opinions. Distinguished experts in the field of international criminal law have commented the decisions.An index is included. The editors of the Series have gathered the most important case law of the International Criminal Tribunals. The added value of the series is that the selected cases are not only shown in their full format but are also summarised and annotated by leading academics in the field of international criminal law. The series Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals is useful for students, scholars, legal practitioners, judges, prosecutors and defence counsel who are interested in the various legal aspects of the law of the ICTY, ICTR and other forms of international criminal adjudication. This eighth volume of annotated case law of international criminal tribunals



Women and Criminal Justice

Women and Criminal Justice Author Marilyn D. McShane
ISBN-10 9781454828099
Release 2014-03-20
Pages 272
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WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE sheds light on how gender, race, and class affect the status of women in the context of policing, courts, and corrections. Systematic and engaging, McShane and Hsieh integrate the perspectives and experiences of women who are employed in the criminal justice system, as well as those who are offenders or victims of crime. Written specifically for the undergraduate course, WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE opens a window onto the historical and contemporary landscape of the criminal justice system from the perspective of women. WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE features: Broad coverage of contemporary issues of women with respect to policing, the courts, and corrections A methodical look at the status of women in the criminal justice system as influenced by legislation, case law, media, public opinion, and professional organizations High-profile cases that exemplify key points and illuminate the complex social structure of the criminal justice system Critical analysis of salient themes, such as gender roles and economic status, and the development of gender bias in the criminal justice system An evidence-based approach, based on published empirical research and studies Bibliographic and Internet sources for additional research at the end of each chapter The perspectives of women in the criminal justice system are finally in a textbook about women in the criminal justice system.



Colored Amazons

Colored Amazons Author Kali N. Gross
ISBN-10 0822337991
Release 2006-07-12
Pages 260
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For the state, black female crime and its representations effectively galvanized and justified a host of urban reform initiatives that reaffirmed white, middle-class authority."--Jacket.



Women in the Criminal Justice System

Women in the Criminal Justice System Author Tina L. Freiburger
ISBN-10 9781482260502
Release 2015-07-29
Pages 293
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Women in the Criminal Justice System: Tracking the Journey of Females and Crime provides a rare up-to-date examination of women both as offenders and employees in the criminal justice system. While the crime rate in the United States is currently decreasing, the rate of female incarceration is rising. Female participation in the criminal justice workforce is also rising. However, women on both sides of the system experience special issues. This book presents the current state of females in the system through contributions by expert authors. The book discusses the criminal justice system’s reaction to women, as well as the successes and failures of its responses and current and future consequences. The surge of incarcerated women comes with accusations of sexism, racism, and differential treatment, and female employees face sexual harassment, corruption, and differential pay. It examines the victimization of women through sexual and physical assault, victimization during incarceration, and the need for services such as financial assistance, addiction treatment, and psychological care for issues unique to women. The early chapters outline the history of women in the context of the criminal justice system, and lead into chapters that address specific women’s issues. Each chapter contains discussion questions to broaden understanding of the history and issues relating to women in the system. The chapters also highlight key concepts, significant statistics, and legislative landmarks in criminal justice for women. As a historical analysis and currently informed resource, Women in the Criminal Justice System is a landmark work in its own right. It gives you a firm understanding of past problems that women faced in criminal justice, the present problems concerning women, how progress was made from past to present, and what progress is still needed.



The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany Author Ulinka Rublack
ISBN-10 0198206372
Release 1999
Pages 292
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This fascinating study is the first to investigate the crimes of women living in Germany during the time of the Reformation and the Thirty Years War. Ulinka Rublack draws on court records to examine the lives of shrewd cutpurses, quarreling artisan wives, and soldiers' concubines, and explores women's experiences of communities and courtship, marriage, the family, and the law.



Beyond Victor s Justice The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited

Beyond Victor s Justice  The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited Author Yuki Tanaka
ISBN-10 9789004215917
Release 2011-06-09
Pages 436
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The aim of this new collection of essays is to engage in analysis beyond the familiar victor’s justice critiques. The editors have drawn on authors from across the world — including Australia, Japan, China, France, Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — with expertise in the fields of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, Japanese studies, modern Japanese history, and the use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The diverse backgrounds of the individual authors allow the editors to present essays which provide detailed and original analyses of the Tokyo Trial from legal, philosophical and historical perspectives.



Carnal Crimes

Carnal Crimes Author Constance Backhouse
ISBN-10 1552211789
Release 2009-07
Pages 445
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A powerful book by one of Canada's leading legal historians on sexual assault.