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dc.contributor.authorDaly, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorLincoln, Robynen_US
dc.contributor.editorAndrew Goldsmith, Mark Israel, and Kathleen Dalyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores seven major propositions on the relationship between crime and social inequality, moving from the societal level to the individual criminal act. We then turn to the image that criminologists have of inequalities of people and the ways they explain the disproportionate presence of disadvantaged groups in the criminal justice system. This image, which we term the familiar analysis of inequality, focuses on class, and to a lesser extent, on race/ethnicity and age. However, the familiar analysis has a major flaw: it ignores sex/gender. When sex/gender is drawn into the analysis, two observations can be made. The first is that it is males who are most likely to offend or to be subject to criminalisation. The second is that men's private violence, that is, violence against women and children they know, is not addressed. The familiar analysis is also flawed because it collapses race and class, using racial classification as a substitute for class. Finally, the familiar analysis utilises elements of inequality in a categorical fashion and thus fails to acknowledge the intersectionality of class, race/ethnicity, gender, and age. We explore the ways in which crime is predictably structured by multiple forms of inequality, even as we know that it is enacted and experienced within complex and contingent configurations of power.en_US
dc.publisherLawbook Companyen_US
dc.publisher.placePyrmont, NSWen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleCrime and Justice: An Australian Textbook in Criminologyen_US
dc.titleInequalities of Crimeen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
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