Silence and the criminalization of victimization

On the need for an international feminist criminology

Authored by: Syeda Tonima Hadi , Meda Chesney-Lind

The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

Print publication date:  August  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415781787
eBook ISBN: 9780203837146
Adobe ISBN: 9781136868504

10.4324/9780203837146.ch2

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Abstract

The situation of girls and women has long been ignored in discussions of law, justice and crime. That has meant that their experiences both of victimization, and crime and punishment (sometimes extremely harsh) have been rendered invisible by long-accepted patterns of sexism.

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