Women and crime in contemporary China: a review essay

Shen, Anqi and Winlow, Simon (2014) Women and crime in contemporary China: a review essay. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 38 (4). pp. 327-342. ISSN 0192-4036

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01924036.2013.861354


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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women and crime, gender and crime, female offending, China, comparative analysis
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 20:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34416

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