Learning Objectives

  • A historical review of gender, crime and victimization, emphasizing both continuities and change over time.
  • An outline of the enduring and persistent cultural myths about deviant/offending women.
  • An outline of the societal anxiety about the criminality and deviancy of girls.
  • An insight into the construction of ‘respectable’ and ‘unrespectable’ masculinities.
  • An overview of the gendered nature of victimization over time.