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Theory: how to think about sex and crime

Theory: how to think about sex and crime

Fanghanel, Alexandra ORCID: 0000-0002-4041-561X , Zampini, Giulia Federica ORCID: 0000-0002-9456-4792 and Milne, Emma (2021) Theory: how to think about sex and crime. In: Fanghanel, Alexandra ORCID: 0000-0002-4041-561X , Milne, Emma, Zampini, Giulia Federica ORCID: 0000-0002-9456-4792 , Banwell, Stacy ORCID: 0000-0001-7395-2617 and Fiddler, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-0695-6770 , (eds.) Sex and Crime. Key Approaches to Criminology . SAGE Publications Ltd, London, pp. 17-36. ISBN 978-1526491138; 978-1529752281; 1529752280

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Understanding theories of crime helps us to do two things. It helps us to look for things that we may not see at first glance, or that we may not have thought about looking for; and it helps us to understand the priorities and biases of dominant theories. Theory runs through all of what we know about sex and crime, so it might seem strange for us to have created a standalone chapter about it. We have chosen to do this in order to demonstrate how theories which are key to our understanding of sex and crime can be applied to particular problems in order to understand them better. In this chapter, we summarise six different theoretical approaches that we think are helpful, and then apply these approaches to a case to demonstrate how each theoretical approach can help us see the same story, idea, occurrence or practice in several different ways.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part One: Encountering Sex and Crime; Chapter Two: Theory: How to think about sex and crime
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism; neoliberalism; queer theory; zemiology; sexuality
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
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