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Women and Crime: The Life of the Female Offender

Heidensohn, Frances M.

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ISBN 10: 0814734332 / ISBN 13: 9780814734339
Published by New York University Press, U.S.A., 1987
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Title: Women and Crime: The Life of the Female ...

Publisher: New York University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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When Susan Smith lost her two boys, her saga captivated the hearts of America. Now that she has been indicted for their murder, she has been demonized by the public. How does the fact that she is a woman influence the venom people now feel towards her crime?

In Women and Crime, Frances M. Heidensohn shows that although women commit fewer crimes than men, the punishments women receive are often harsher than men's. The author highlights the crucial role of the media and popular culture and the complex, often stereotyped images of deviant women, as well as the ways in which social control is exercised over women in the family, society, and work.

With a new introduction and a new final chapter, the second edition of Frances M. Heidensohn's classic text of feminist criminology also features a fully up-to-date and integrated bibliography.

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Frances M. Heidensohn is Professor of Social Policy and Head of the Department of Social Policy and Politics at Goldsmiths' College, University of London.

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