Sex Roles (2012) 66:293–295 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0065-7 BOOK REVIEW The Differential Representation of Women and Men in Crime, Victimization, and the Criminal Justice System The Gender of Crime. By Dana M. Britton, Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011. 184 pp. $24.95 (paperback). ISBN: 978–1442209701 Shannon K. Jacobsen Published online: 24 August 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 In The Gender of Crime, Dana Britton offers a critical and then proceeds to explain the key elements that were largely thought-provoking examination of how criminology as a ignored by media coverage of these incidents – that the discipline has largely ignored the intersections of various shooters were generally white, middle-class boys and that social inequalities in individuals’ likelihood of engaging in their victims were often girls. With this tangible example, crime or being victimized. Focusing exclusively on U.S. Britton is immediately able to convince her readers that society throughout the text, she also explores the role that masculinity and violence are inextricably linked, one of the the policies and practices of the criminal justice system central theses of her book. That is, she demonstrates the (CJS) play in further perpetuating these inequalities. While importance of turning a gender lens on
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