- 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.