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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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-181) and index. 
505 0 |a 1. Introduction: Our Journey into the World of Women and Violent Crime -- 2. Crime and Urban Distress: Patterns of Violent Offending -- 3. Getting into Crime and Violence -- 4. Work and Crime and Crime as Work -- 5. The What, Where, When, Why, and Who of Violent Events -- 6. Getting Out of Crime and Violence -- 7. Breaking with the Past: Challenging Assumptions About Women and Violent Crime. 
520 |a 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. 
520 8 |a 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. 
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