Learning Objectives

  • An overview of the emergence of feminist perspectives in criminology from the late 1960s.
  • An introduction into the key concerns of early pioneering feminist criminologists.
  • An analysis of some of the tensions, conflicts, limitations and challenges that have shaped the development of the study of gender and crime.
  • A critique of feminist criminology.
  • An overview of the development of a human rights agenda.
  • Insight into the importance and value of a human rights agenda in relation to the study of criminology.