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Coercion and Women Co-OffendersA Gendered Pathway Into Crime$
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Charlotte Barlow

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447330981

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447330981.001.0001

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Mediated Representations and Understandings of Co-Offending Women

Mediated Representations and Understandings of Co-Offending Women

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(p.3) One Mediated Representations and Understandings of Co-Offending Women
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Coercion and Women Co-Offenders
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Charlotte Barlow

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447330981.003.0002

This chapter begins by introducing readers to the significance of the social construction of crime and criminal justice issues. It outlines the existing literature which explores the dominant ways in which female offenders and co-offenders are represented in media and legal discourse, particularly drawing upon dichotomies such as bad/ mad. It also considers the ways in which gendered constructions, such as ‘bad mother’ (Barnett, 2006), evil manipulator (Jewkes, 2015) and mythical monster (Heidensohn, 1996; Jewkes, 2015) permeate media representations of female offenders.

Keywords:   media representations, female offenders, social construction, crime, criminal justice, co-offenders, gender

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