The second edition of Women and Crime is a carefully revised version of what has become the standard text on this subject. Women and Crime provides a comprehensive review of findings about female criminality, women and criminal justice, and the treatment of female offenders. It also offers a clear analysis of theoretical perspectives, of images of deviant women and women's experiences of social control. A new section reviews developments during the past decade and outlines the shifts in social research and crime concerns. The bibliography has been thoroughly revised and updated.
FRANCES HEIDENSOHN is Professor of Social Policy and Head of the Department of Social Policy and Politics at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She has written and researched extensively on the topic of women and crime.