Shen 2013 Women

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Authors: Anqi Shen and Simon Winlow

Title: Women and crime in contemporary China

Subtitle: A review essay

Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice

Volume: Published before print

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Year: November 20, 2013

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ISSN: 0192-4036 – Find a Library: WordCat eISSN: 2157-6475 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Chinese History



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Authors:

Anqi Shen, School of Social Sciences & Law, Teesside University

Simon Winlow, School of Social Sciences & Law, Teesside University

Abstract: »In the neoliberal West, while the growing awareness of women’s crimes in academic criminology has greatly extended our knowledge and understanding of the relation between women and crime, the growing visibility of female crime in popular culture brings with it a set of distinct problems that relate to the common misrepresentation of the actuality of female crime. In this article, we question whether similar trends can be identified elsewhere. We seek to address this question by focusing on female offending in China since the 1980s. Following a partial and preliminary account of female offending in this vast country, our attempt is to make some meaningful comparison and also to identify one or two key theories that might enable us to better understand the increased visibility of female offending in this non-“Western” country – one destined to play a much more active role in global culture and politics as the twenty-first century unfolds.« [Source: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice]


Added: November 30, 2013 | Last updated: November 30, 2013