Gender, Crime, and Justice is a unique core textbook that introduces key concepts through case studies. Each chapter opens with a compelling case study that illustrates key concepts, followed by a narrative chapter that builds on the case study to introduce essential elements. Each chapter features pedagogical elements—learning objectives, key terms, review and study questions, and suggestions for further learning and exploration.In addition to the unique case study approach, this book is distinctive in its inclusion of LGBTQ experiences in crime, victimization, processing, and punishment. Gender, Crime, and Justice also addresses masculinity and the role it plays in defining offenders and victims, as well as challenges posed by the gender gap in offending.
Erin Katherine Krafft is assistant professor in the Department of Crime and Justice Studies as well as director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Jo-Ann Della Giustina is associate professor of criminal justice at Bridgewater State University, where she has won several teaching awards.
Susan T. Krumholz is professor emerita of crime and justice studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She contributed to the book Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases, second edition.
Chapter One: Gender and the Law
Case Study: Myra Bradwell
Context and Analysis
Chapter Two: Crime Theory
Case Study: The Central Park Five
Chapter Three: Intimate Partner Violence
Case Study: Hedda Nussbaum
Chapter Four: Sexual Assault
Case Study: The Steubenville Football Team
Chapter Five: Gendered Hate Crime
Case Study: Elliot Rodger
Chapter Six: At Risk: Youth, Race, and Gender
Case Study: Tamir Rice
Chapter Seven: Traditional Street Crime: Non-Violent
Case Study: Alva Mae Groves and Dorothy Gaines
Chapter Eight: Traditional Street Crime: Violent
Case Study: Stanley Tookie Williams
Chapter Nine: Sex Work and Trafficking
Case Study: Rachel Lloyd and GEMS
Chapter Ten: Crimes of Power: State and Corporate
Case Study: Stonewall
Chapter Eleven: “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t”: Pregnancy, birthing and rearing
Case Study: Regina McKnight
Chapter Twelve: Incarceration as a Reproduction of Masculinity
Case Study: Kalief Browder
Chapter Thirteen: Unique Populations in Prison
Case Study: CeCe McDonald
Chapter Fourteen: Trending Issues and Future Directions
Case Study: Marissa Alexander
This book is an innovative pedagogical tool that will definitely enhance students' knowledge of the ways in which gender shapes criminal justice responses to crime and how the justice system shapes people's understandings of gender. There is no other book like it and the authors should be commended for writing this much-needed text.
Those looking for a more inclusive and intersectional analysis of the criminal legal system will be impressed by this comprehensive yet accessible text. Students will appreciate the engaging and memorable use of case studies to frame each chapter's content. Although perfect for a gender and crime course, this text would also work well for those wanting to center race and gender in introductory courses.
- Includes LGBTQ experiences in crime, victimization, processing, and punishment
- Addresses masculinity and the role it plays in defining offenders and victims
- Examines challenges posed by the gender gap in offending
- Each chapter features pedagogical elements—learning objectives, key terms, review and study questions, and suggestions for further learning and exploration