Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration

Suggestions for Succeeding Generations (Volume 1)

  • Helmut Kury
  • Sławomir Redo
  • Evelyn Shea

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxxii
  2. UN Principles for Crime Prevention-Treatment of Women and Children

  3. Education and Social Learning: Their Impact on the Development of Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Milagros Nores, W. Steven Barnett
      Pages 175-193
    3. Patricia Kanngiesser, Marco F. H. Schmidt, Federico Rossano
      Pages 195-210
    4. Daniel Brugman, Christa Out, John C. Gibbs
      Pages 265-289
  4. Children/Juveniles and Women as Victims and Offenders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, Martti Lehti
      Pages 427-478
    3. Anna Alvazzi del Frate
      Pages 539-557
    4. Meda Chesney-Lind, Syeda Tonima Hadi
      Pages 649-669
    5. Batoul Pakzad, Hassan Alipour
      Pages 701-728
    6. Mehrdad Rayejian Asli, Mojgan Amrollahi Byouki
      Pages 729-753
    7. Witold Klaus, Irena Rzeplińska, Dagmara Woźniakowska-Fajst
      Pages 791-820
    8. Kristiina Kangaspunta, Fabrizio Sarrica, Raggie Johansen
      Pages 857-873
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 949-1004

About this book


This work compiles experiences and lessons learned in meeting the unique needs of women and children regarding crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular the treatment and social reintegration of offenders, and serves a as a cross-disciplinary work for academic and policy-making analyses and follow-up in developing and developed countries.

Furthermore, it argues for a more humane and effective approach to countering delinquency and crime among future generations. In a world where development positively depends on the rule of law and the related investment security, two global trends may chart the course of development: urbanization and education. Urbanization will globalize the concepts of “justice” and “fairness”; education will be dominated by the urban mindset and digital service economy, just as a culture of lawfulness will. This work looks at crime prevention education as an investment in the sustainable quality of life of succeeding generations, and at those who pursue such crime prevention as the providers of much-needed skills in the educational portfolio. Adopting a reformist approach, this work collects articles with findings and recommendations that may be relevant to domestic and international policymaking, including the United Nations Studies and their educational value for the welfare of coming generations. The books address the relevant United Nations ideas by combining them with academic approaches. Guided by the Editors’ respective fields of expertise, and in full recognition of academic freedom and “organized scepticism”, it includes contributions by lawyers, criminologists, sociologists and other eminent experts seeking to bridge the gap between academic and policy perspectives, as appropriate, against the international background, including the United Nations developments.​

The first volume opens with a foreword by Marta Santos Pais, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, and a general introduction by the editors. Part I provides an overview of United Nations principles for crime prevention and the treatment of women and children. Part II concentrates on education and the social learning of children and adolescents. The importance of quality education is stressed as is its impact on the behaviour of children of all ages. It also includes a discussion of the factors that still hinder access to good schooling in many parts of the world. Part III presents international research findings on children, juveniles and women both as victims and offenders. Statistics show overwhelmingly that these groups are more often victims than offenders.


Bangkok rules Child development Convention on the rights of the child Crime policy Crime prevention Criminal justice Criminal sanction Delinquency Feminist legal studies Gender studies Legal traditions Sentencing Social reintegration of offenders Standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners Tokyo rules United Nations Victims of crimes

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Kury
    • 1
  • Sławomir Redo
    • 2
  • Evelyn Shea
    • 3
  1. 1.HeuweilerGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.ZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08397-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08398-8
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