Looking out a broken old window: community safety, gendered crimes and victimizations

Davies, Pamela (2008) Looking out a broken old window: community safety, gendered crimes and victimizations. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 10 (4). pp. 207-225. ISSN 1460-3780

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/cpcs.2008.8

Abstract

The salience of gender in understanding all matters connected to crime, offending, social harm, criminal victimization and justice has been established over the last 30 years. This article seeks to illustrate some features of the gender patterning to crime and victimization in society. It focuses on two main themes, gendered risks and the notion of invisible locations, public/private spaces. The connecting thread between these themes is the relationship between offenders and victims. Throughout the exploration of these issues, the paper questions the extent to which an inclusive community safety paradigm has unfolded. It concludes that the image of community assumed by the mainstream community safety industry is at odds with a gendered approach to understanding and responding to crime, offending, social harm, criminal victimization and justice. The arguments and illustrations considered in this paper are therefore significant for theoretical and practical considerations of community safety.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 11:10
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/189

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