Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 1-12
  3. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 13-30
  4. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 31-58
  5. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 59-83
  6. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 84-109
  7. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 110-124
  8. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 125-144
  9. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 145-162
  10. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 163-195
  11. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 196-200
  12. Frances Heidensohn
    Pages 201-219
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 220-242

About this book


The second edition of Women and Crime is a carefully revised version of what has become the standard text on this subject. It provides a comprehensive review of findings about female criminality, women and criminal justice, and the treatment of female offenders. It also offers a clear analysis of theoretical perspectives, of images of deviant women and women's experiences of social control. A new section reviews developments during the past decade and outlines the shifts in social research and crime concerns. The bibliography has been thoroughly revised and updated.


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About the authors

FRANCES HEIDENSOHN is Professor of Social Policy and Head of the Department of Social Policy and Politics at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She has written and researched extensively on the topic of women and crime.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Women and Crime
  • Authors Frances Heidensohn
  • Series Title Women in Society
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-64208-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-64209-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24445-4
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVII, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Politics of the Welfare State
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