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(p. 213) 9. Feminist criminology: inequalities, powerlessness, and justice 

(p. 213) 9. Feminist criminology: inequalities, powerlessness, and justice
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(p. 213) 9. Feminist criminology: inequalities, powerlessness, and justice
Author(s):

Michele Burman

and Loraine Gelsthorpe

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0010
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date: 12 November 2019

This chapter addresses complexities and continuing concerns in thinking about feminist perspectives and contributions to criminology. The chapter charts feminist contributions to criminology over time, dwelling on the paradigmatic shifts in criminology in both substantive and epistemological and methodological terms, extending both the terrain of criminological theorizing and understanding of knowledge forms. The notion of feminist criminology as a transitional phase towards a more humanistic stance in relation to crime and justice in a globalized context is also explored. The chapter considers synergies between feminist contributions and other work which has focused on inequalities before the law and addresses the issue of migrant offenders and victims, criminal behaviour, and criminal justice, as well as victims of human trafficking, these being examples of the problematic dichotomy between victims and offenders.

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