Gender And Crime In Modern Europe, Paperback / softback Book

Gender And Crime In Modern Europe Paperback / softback

Edited by Meg Arnot, Cornelie Usborne

Part of the Women's and Gender History series

Paperback / softback

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This work explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in Europe in this period. taking a gendered approach, criminal prosecution and punishment are discussed in relation to the victims and perpretrators.

This volume investigates various representations of femininity by assessing female experiences including wife-beating, divorce, abortion, prostitution, property crime and embezzlement at the work place.

In addition, issues such as neglect, sexual abuse and the "invention" of the juvenile offender are analyzed.