Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal

In and Out of the Criminal Justice System

Editors: Gomes, Sílvia, Duarte, Vera (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary exploration of common trends in Portuguese female crime and delinquency
  • Places this research within a comparative, international context in light of worldwide trends
  • Touches on themes including: domestic violence, stalking, human rights, drugs, and family
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About this book

This book compiles research on female crime and delinquency in Portugal in order to critically and reflectively explore interdisciplinary views on the link between gender, crime and delinquency. Contributions are organized into two main parts, with Part I dedicated to the relationship between women and crime, and Part II focused on female juvenile delinquency. Through the exploration of girls’ and women’s relationships with delinquency and crime, as well as with the justice system, this original and compelling collection highlights the heterogeneity of girls’ and women's experiences, whilst also underlining the convergences and divergences between them.
Ultimately, Gomes and Duarte argue that understanding how women and girls explain their offending behaviours and how they relate to the criminal justice system is of the utmost importance for reforming social and legal policies. As such, this book will be of value not only for students, researchers and professionals of the social, behavioural and criminal sciences, but also for policy-makers seeking to provide greater efficiency in preventing crime and delinquency.


About the authors

Sílvia Gomes is a postdoctoral grantee in Sociology and Criminology at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA), University of Minho, Portugal (in cooperation with Florida State University, USA, and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), and a guest assistant professor at the University Institute of Maia, Portugal.

Vera Duarte is an assistant professor at University Institute of Maia (ISMAI, Portugal); Executive Director of the Research Unit in Criminology and Behavioral Sciences (UICCC/ ISMAI), Portugal; and a researcher at Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA), University of Minho, Portugal.

Reviews

“It is a welcome addition to criminology—both in general but in particular because of renewed interests in recent years in comparative and international research in criminology and in the study of female criminality and the gender/crime relationship… Researchers and practitioners with interests in female criminality—especially as it is manifest in comparative context—will applaud the publication and see it as a must-have volume.” (Darrell Steffensmeier, The Pennsylvania State University, US)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Female Crime and Delinquency: Portugal in the World

    Gomes, Sílvia (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The Criminal Act at the Core of the Nexus Security–Insecurity: A Tentative Approach to Female Crime

    Frois, Catarina

    Pages 25-40

  • Stalking by Women: Another Side of Gender Violence

    Grangeia, Helena (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

  • Onstage and Off: The Shifting Relevance of Gender in Women’s Prisons

    Cunha, Manuela Ivone

    Pages 57-74

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  • How Do Foreign Women End Up in Prison? An Intersectional Approach of Criminal Pathways

    Gomes, Sílvia

    Pages 75-104

Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,99 €
price for Japan (gross)
  • Due: June 2, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73533-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal
Book Subtitle
In and Out of the Criminal Justice System
Editors
  • Sílvia Gomes
  • Vera Duarte
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73534-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73534-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73533-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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