Part 1: A Feminist History of Criminology. .
1. The Scientific Origins of Criminology.
2. The Criminologist as Partisan.
3. Examining our Frames of Reference: Realism to Derrida.
Part 2: Effecting Change.
4. Reinterpreting the Sexes (through the Crime of Rape).
5. Relocating the Sexes (through Crime Fiction).
6. An Ethical Relation.
"This thought-provoking book challenges the dominant criminological tradition from a feminist perspective. But it is more than a polemical argument about what is omitted and silenced in that tradition. It is both an intellectual history of criminology, told in an accessible way and a book of feminist jurisprudence that will be of interest to students and scholars working in that area. The book offers a new way of seeing, a new paradigm for feminist criminology, addressed to criminologists in general, inviting them to break out of the prison of their own masculine standpoints and conventional scholarship." Katherine O'Donovan, University of London
"The book provides an excellent synthesis of ideas relating to the relationship between feminism and criminology ... essential ... for its detailed exploration of the intellectual relationship between feminism and criminology ... Extremely important in stimulating critical thinking about current directions and reflections in feminism and criminology." International Law
* Provides new perspectives on a field traditionally dominated by men.
* Will appeal to a wide audience in women's studies/feminism, sociology, criminology and law.