The Genocide of Battered Mothers and their Children

Patriarchy, Crime, and Justice – Feminist Criminology in an Era of Backlash

In domestic law on February 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

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Feminist criminology, as an outgrowth of the second wave of feminism, came of age during a period of considerable change and political optimism. As a mature field, it now inhabits a social and political landscape radically altered and increasingly characterized by the politics of backlash. Given feminist criminology’s dual focus on gender and crime, it is uniquely positioned to respond to two core aspects of the current backlash political agenda: racism and sexism.

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