Casualties of community disorder : women's careers in violent crime / Deborah R. Baskin and Ira B. Sommers.

Unlike the outcry over street crime committed by males, concerns about women and violence have centered primarily on their roles as victims of sexual and physical violence committed by strangers and by males in intimate relationships. Rarely is violence by women considered in the development or test...

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Main Author: Baskin, Deborah R.
Other Authors: Sommers, Ira Brant.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 1998.
Series:Crime & society (Boulder, Colo.)
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Summary:Unlike the outcry over street crime committed by males, concerns about women and violence have centered primarily on their roles as victims of sexual and physical violence committed by strangers and by males in intimate relationships. Rarely is violence by women considered in the development or testing of theories of aggression.
This book provides a detailed account of the criminal careers of 170 women who committed violent street crimes in New York City, describing their entry into criminal activities, their development into persistent street criminals, and, for some, their eventual transition out of street crime.
Physical Description:xiv, 192 pages ; 23 cm.
Also issued online.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-181) and index.
ISBN:0813329930
9780813329932
0813329949
9780813329949