Female Victims of Crime, 1/e


Venessa Garcia, Janice E. Clifford

Taking a sociological approach, this reader addresses the diverse array of crimes against women and offers a compilation of research on this often minimized topic.

Rich in conceptualization and theory, these readings tackle topics from the victim’s perspective and include media images, legal analysis, and official statistics.

Material is presented within historical, legal, and social contexts so readers get a comprehensive understanding of female victimization. Throughout the collection, the causes of female victimization are examined, the responses from the criminal justice system are considered and the consequences for society are revealed.

Features readings that address the diverse array of crimes against women such as:

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Workplace violence
  • Femicide/homicide
  • Cyberbullying
  • Tackles topics from the victim’s perspective–and also includes the criminal justice system’s response
  • Offers a unique look at crimes and addresses social and justice response which is of major concern within the discipline
  • Provides historical, legal and social contexts–including review essays, legal essays and empirical research
  • Gives a more comprehensive understanding of female victimization
  • Offers a rich level that is rigorous–but not as complex as a journal article
  • Provides instructors with a collection of articles that share a strong theoretical focus and can be used to facilitate class discussion
  • Includes chapter abstracts and chapter review questions–in every chapter
  • Gives readers a better understanding of chapter material


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SpecificationsPearson Education, 2010
7" x 9 1/4" softcover
317 pages
ISBN: 978-0-13-233931-5