Faculty Publications

Title

Gender, streetlife and criminal retaliation

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Gender, Retaliation, Violence

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Criminology

Volume

42

Issue

4

First Page

911

Last Page

940

Abstract

Recent work in criminology has highlighted the central role of retaliation in shaping criminal violence in America's inner cities. Most of this work, however, has been based on male offenders. It has also failed to consider whether and how gender structures payback in reallife settings and circumstances. In this paper, we analyze in-depth, semi-structured interviews with forty men and twelve women who recently engaged in one or more episodes of retaliatory violence to examine the ways in which gender shapes vengeance. We hope to provide an insider's view of how gender frames the context and dynamics of retaliatory events for both men and women.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2004

DOI of published version

10.1111/j.1745-9125.2004.tb00540.x

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