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NCJ Number: 164529 Find in a Library
Title: Race, Gender, and Class in Criminology: The Intersection
Editor(s): M D Schwartz; D Milovanovic
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 326
Sponsoring Agency: Garland Publishing, Inc.
New York, NY 10003-3304
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8153-2136-8
Sale Source: Garland Publishing, Inc.
19 Union Square
West Floor 8
New York, NY 10003-3304
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Thirteen papers examine theoretical perspectives and practical applications of the various facets of the intersection of class, gender, and race in criminology.
Abstract: Six chapters address theoretical perspectives. The first paper introduces the issue of intersections of class, race, and gender in critical criminology. This is followed by papers that encompass the two perspectives that are the most theoretically advanced: feminism and left realism. In one paper a socialist- feminist perspective is used to examine women's crime rates across nations; it examines race, class, and gender in the context of unequal power relations and the resulting multiple layers of domination. Another paper profiles left realism's perspective on the intersection of race, class, and gender in criminology. Other papers on theory consider how postmodern criminology views race, class, and gender; the implications of "peacemaking" criminology for the intersection of race, class, and gender; and how the media influence public perspectives on crime as regards race, class, and gender. The papers in the second section of the book move from broad theory to specific application. Each author examines one topical area and discusses how criminological research has or should pay attention to the intersection of race, class, and gender. Each chapter is an example of how to do research that includes race, class, and gender in its considerations. Some issues addressed are sentencing women to prison; race, class, and gender issues in white-collar crime; disposition decisionmaking regarding delinquent girls; the control of homeless mothers; and current criminological themes in Aboriginal Australia. For individual chapters, see NCJ-164530-41. Chapter notes and references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Class comparisons; Gender issues; Race-crime relationships
Note: Volume 19 in Current Issues in Criminal Justice.
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