Suggested Further Reading

All readers interested in the study of gender and crime should begin by reading:

  • F. Heidensohn (1968) ‘The deviance of women: A critique and an enquiry’ (British Journal of Sociology, 19: 160–75), followed by a review by J. Miller, (2010) ‘Commentary on Frances Heidensohn’s “The deviance of women”’ (British Journal of Sociology, 61: 133–39).

For general reviews of the emergence of feminist criminology and the study of women and criminal justice, see:

  • R. Barberet (2014) Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry (Routledge); K. Carrington and R. Hogg (eds) (2002) Critical Criminology: Issues, Debates, Challenges (Willan);
  • C. Renzetti (2013) Feminist Criminology (Routledge);
  • an extensive range of chapters in R. Gartner and B. McCarthy (eds) (2014) The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex and Crime (Oxford University Press).

For critical insights into feminist criminology, read:

  • D. Moore (2008) ‘Feminist criminology: Gain, loss and backlash’ (Sociology Compass, 2(1): 48–61)
  • L. Snider (2003) ‘Constituting the punishable woman: Atavistic man incarcerates postmodern woman’ (British Journal of Criminology, 43(2): 354–78).

For an insight into the growing importance of human rights to the study of criminology, see:

  • S. Cohen (2001) States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Polity Press)
  • L. Weber, E. Fishwick and M. Marmo (eds) (2014) Crime, Justice and Human Rights (Palgrave Macmillan).