Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice by Alana Van Gundy

By Alana Van Gundy

Feminist concept, Crime, and Social Justice bargains an insightful examine the essentially masculine-driven standpoint on crime and justice during the lens of feminist conception. The e-book provides the argument that an elevated figuring out of the feminine crime typology, existence path, and gender-specific programming will increase social justice for offenders. Discussions at the direct implications of ways society perspectives crime and justice give a contribution to coverage concepts for supporting to enhance those perspectives, particularly as they relate to woman crime.

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Life course theory is a true integrative theory; it includes a multitude of important variables that have been consistently supported as strong predictors for criminal behavior. Life course criminology provides a strong theoretical framework for individual crime fluctuations, different forms of crimes, and criminal careers. The cumulative nature of the theory in addition to its ability to explain onset, continuance, and desistance of criminal activity has 50 Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice resulted in a large body of literature.

Similarly, the main premise of the Liberation hypothesis is that the liberation of women has created more criminal opportunities for women. Yet, how can criminological theory measure or analyze the impact of liberation if it does not include a variable asking participants about their perception of liberation? Assumptions are oftentimes erroneous and not enough to base a theoretical conclusion on. 42 Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice Over the years, criminological theory has attempted to adapt to new forms of crime such as cybercrime and white-collar crime.

1 DEFINITION AND EXPLANATION OF LIFE COURSE THEORY Life course theory is a tenet of developmental theory and it focuses on the onset, duration, and desistance of criminal behavior throughout 48 Feminist Theory, Crime, and Social Justice one’s life span. Proponents believe that childhood, adolescence, and adult criminality are interrelated and that continuity or stability in antisocial behavior will extend throughout an individual’s life course (Lilly, Cullen, & Ball, 2002). Life course theory is broken down into three main categories: • Those that argue continuity in offending—there is a latent or personality trait that will persist throughout an individual’s life course.

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