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NCJ Number: 160018 Find in a Library
Title: Feminism, Gender, and Criminology (From Multicultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice and Criminology, P 41-83, 1994, James E. Hendricks and Bryan Byers, eds. - See NCJ-160016)
Author(s): H Eigenberg; J L Mullings; K E Scarborough
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the exclusion of women from mainstream criminological research and presents challenges to traditional assumptions about women and their role in criminology and the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Criminologists who work in the area of theoretical development must deal with the generalizability problem and the gender ratio problem. The authors identify a epistemiological challenges related to gender in key categories of criminal justice research, including theories of criminality, victimization, the response of the criminal justice system, and criminal justice system careers. The authors focus on the associations between multiculturalism and feminism, and argue that multiculturalism will experience resistance from mainstream criminologists because it challenges that intellectual traditions that have further marginalized disenfranchised groups. 13 notes and 168 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Criminal justice research; Cultural influences; Feminism; Gender issues; Statistics; Victims of Crime
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