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NCJ Number: 118780 Find in a Library
Title: Sex/Gender, Sexism and Criminal Justice: Some Theoretical Considerations
Journal: International Journal of the Sociology of Law  Volume:17  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1989)  Pages:165-184
Author(s): A R Edwards
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The analysis of sex, gender, and the 'sex/gender factor' as handled in literature is reviewed, citing the fact that crime has been perceived as a male phenomenon.
Abstract: A general account of the arguments and evidence relating to the "chivalry thesis" is given, looking particularly at the issues in contention and at how recent researchers have sought to resolve them. Further, a number of mainly theoretical problems are identified, such as the sex-role theory. The discussion is then widened to include consideration of current feminist thinking on the question of sex, gender, and how to conceptualize sexual difference and the sex/gender order, and how this can be used to increase understanding of sexism in the criminal justice system.
Main Term(s): Sex discrimination
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system analysis; Male female offender comparisons
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