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Sex and crime in time and space

Sex and crime in time and space

Fanghanel, Alexandra ORCID: 0000-0002-4041-561X and Milne, Emma (2021) Sex and crime in time and space. 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. 37-55. ISBN 978-1526491138; 978-1529752281; 1529752280

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The purpose of this chapter is to provide a background to the rest of our study of sex and crime. We do this by situating contemporary debates about sex in their temporal and geographic contexts. This is partly to show you that what we ‘know’ today about crime, deviance, and how sex comes into it is not a natural given. Rather, everything has a history and (at least one) point of ori¬gin. For this chapter, we want you to adopt the position of critical outsider. We will explore ideas that are often taken for granted – such as the legality of heterosexuality, or the fact that rape is a violent crime – your role is to join us in observing how and why these things came to be. In doing this, bear in mind that nothing is neutral; all ideas and knowledge come from somewhere. By focusing on the ‘when’ and ‘where’ of sex and crime, we will be able to better see how we come to know what we think we know.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part One: Encountering Sex and Crime; Chapter Three: Sex and crime in time and space
Uncontrolled Keywords: geographic inequalities; heteronormativity; rape; homosexuality
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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