Crime, victimisation, and control are profoundly gendered issues. Since the 1970s, research has documented the significance of gendered inequalities as they affect women as offenders/lawbreakers, victims and criminal justice professionals. Such scholarship is also underpinned by feminist theory and politics and seeks to document and challenge gendered inequality, especially in relation to criminal justice institutions. The network exists to support scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice, and to foster research of the highest standard. In addition to promoting scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice, the network also aims to support women as criminological scholars.

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Marian Duggan, University of Kent


Membership of the network is open to anyone interested in making women visible in the criminal justice system and within the discipline of Criminology.

The WCCJ JISCmail list provides information about forthcoming events and facilitates discussion amongst Network members. Join the network here.

For more information about the network, please contact Marian Duggan or use the online form.