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Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics

Andrew Wilczak
Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics
ISBN: 978-1-62637-659-5
ISBN: 978-1-62637-660-1
ISBN: 978-1-62637-710-3
2017/291 pages/LC: 2017005756


Exactly what role does gender play in crime, and in the criminal justice system? Addressing this two-part question from the perspective of the offender, the victim, the community, and the overall justice system, Andrew Wilczak provides an accessible introduction to the full range of issues involved.

Notably, this comprehensive text:

• features an inclusive focus on both men and women
• encompasses theory, as well as realities on the ground
• draws on popular culture
• challenges students to ask difficult questions
• ties concepts to students' own lives
• incorporates an intersectional approach

Designed to simultaneously engage and instruct, the book is ideally suited for classroom use.


Andrew Wilczak is assistant professor of criminology and sociology at Wilkes University.


  • Studying Crime and Gender: Why Does It Matter?
  • The Critical Perspective.
  • A Refresher on Theories of Crime.
  • From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime.
  • Gangs and Drug Violence.
  • Relationship Violence.
  • Sexual Violence.
  • Gender in the System.
  • Life After Prison.
  • The Intersection of Gender, Race, and Class: Everything Matters.