a) Men, crime, law

Note: Also see “Working with Perpetrators or Offenders” under “Counselling and Therapy (working with men)”. Also see references on men’s violence and responses to this.

 

Key overviews of men, masculinities and crime

British Journal of Criminology. (1996). Special Issue: Masculinities, Social Relations and Crime. 36(3).
Includes;
Jefferson, Tony. Introduction..
Sparks, R. Masculinity and Heroism in the Hollywood ‘Blockbuster’: The Culture Industry and Contemporary Images of Crime and Law Enforcement. (pp. 348-360)
Liddle, A. Mark. State, Masculinities and Law: Some Comments on Gender and English State-Formation. (pp. 361-380)
Kersten, Joachim. Culture, Masculinities and Violence Against Women. (pp. 381-395)
Alder, Christine and Polk, Kenneth. Masculinity and Child Homicide. (pp. 396-411).
Bourgois, Philippe. In Search of Masculinity: Violence, Respect and Sexuality among Puerto Rican Crack Dealers in East Harlem. (pp. 412-427).
Collison, M. In Search of the High Life: Drugs, Crime, Masculinities and Consumption. (pp. 428-444)

Cohen, Jeffrey W., and Patrick J. Harvey. (2006). Misconceptions of Gender: Sex, Masculinity, and the Measurement of Crime. Journal of Men’s Studies, Spring, Vol. 14 Iss. 2.

Collier, Richard. (1997). Masculinities, Crime, and Criminology: Men, Corporeality, and the Criminal(ized) Body. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hall, S. (2002). Daubing the drudges of fury: Men, violence and the piety of the ‘hegemonic masculinity’ thesis. Theoretical Criminology, 6(1): 35-61.

Hood-Williams, J. (2001). Gender, masculinities and crime: From structures to psyches. Theoretical Criminology, 5(1): 37-60.

Jefferson, Tony. (1997). Masculinities and crime. In M. Maguire, R. Morgan, and R. Reiner. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (2nd ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp535-557.

Messerschmidt, James W. (1997). Crime as Structured Action: Gender, Race, Class, and Crime in the Making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Messerschmidt, James W. (1993). Masculinities and Crime: Critique and Reconceptualiation of Theory. Lanham MD, Rowman and Littlefield.

Messerschmidt, James W. (2005). Men, Masculinities, and Crime. In The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities. Eds Michael Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and R.W. Connell. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Messerschmidt, J., and S. Tomsen. (2014). Masculinities and crime. In FT Cullen, P Wilcox, JL Lux & CL Jonson (eds), Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing gender into criminology, Oxford University Press, USA, pp. 281-301.

Newburn, Tim, and Elizabeth A. Stanko. (eds.). (1994). Just Boys Doing Business? Men, Masculinities and Crime. London: Routledge.

Tomsen, Stephen. (2008). Masculinities, Crime and Criminalisation. In T. Anthony and C. Cunneen, eds, The Critical Criminology Companion. Sydney: Federation Press.

Tomsen, Stephen. (ed.). (2008). Crime, Criminal Justice and Masculinities. Ashgate.
Introduction.
Part I Theoretical Perspectives
Daubing the drudges of fury: men, violence, and the piety of the ‘hegemonic masculinity’ thesis, Steve Hall.
Subordinating hegemonic masculinity, Tony Jefferson.
On hegemonic masculinity and violence: response to Jefferson and Hall, R.W. Connell.
Making bodies matter: adolescent masculinities, the body and varieties of violence, James W. Messerschmidt.
After Dunblane: crime, corporeality and the (hetero-)sexing of the bodies of men, Richard Collier.
Part II The Spectrum of Masculine Crime
Culture, masculinities and violence against women, Joachim Kersten.
Assault on men: masculinity and male victimization, Elizabeth A. Stanko and Kathy Hobdell.
Enacting masculinity: anti-gay violence and group rape as participatory theater, Karen Franklin.
Situational construction of masculinity among male street thieves, Heith Copes and Andy Hochstetler.
Managing to kill: masculinities and the space shuttle Challenger explosion, James W. Messerschmidt.
Criminal careers, desistance and subjectivity: interpreting men’s narratives of change, David Gadd and Stephen Farrell.
Part III Cultural and Ethnographic Analyses
Masculinity and heroism in the Hollywood ‘blockbuster’: the culture industry and contemporary images of crime and law, Richard Sparkes.
In search of the high life: drugs, crime, masculinities and consumption, Mike Collison.
In search of masculinity: violence, respect and sexuality among Puerto Rican crack dealers in East Harlem, Philippe Bourgois.
‘Boozers and bouncers’: masculine conflict, disengagement and the contemporary governance of drinking-related violence and disorder, Stephen Tomsen.
Hard men, shop boys and others: embodying competence in a masculinist occupation, Lee F. Monaghan.
‘Ducktails, flick-knives and pugnacity’: subcultural and hegemonic masculinities in South Africa, 1948–1960, Katie Mooney.
Part IV Criminal Justice Settings
‘There oughtta be a law against bitches’: masculinity lessons in police academy training, Anastasia Prokos and Irene Padavic.
Men behind bars: ‘doing’ masculinity as an adaptation to imprisonment, Yvonne Jewkes.
Snakes and ladders: upper-middle class male offenders talk about economic crime, Sara Willott, Christine Griffin and Mark Torrance.
Managing marginalised masculinities: men and probation, Sally Holland and Jonathan B. Scourfield.
Towards safer societies: punishment, masculinities and violence against women, Laureen Snider.

 

Further works

Adler, Christine. (1991). Explaining violence: Socioeconomics and masculinity. In Chappell, D., Grabosky, P. and Strang, H. (eds.). Australian Violence: Contemporary Perspectives, Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Alexander, Claire E. (2000). The Asian Gang: Ethnicity, Identity, Masculinity. Oxford, UK: Berg.

Allen, Judith. (1989). Men, crime and criminology: Recasting the questions. International Journal of the Sociology of Law, Volume 17 Issue 1, February, pp. 19-39.

Anderson, T., K. Daly, et al. (2009). Clubbing Masculinities and Crime: A Qualitative Study of Philadelphia Nightclub Scenes. Feminist Criminology, 4(4): 302-332.

Bearup, Luke S. (2003). ‘We Feel Happy and Need Sex and We are Brave’: Male Khmer Youth Gangs, Cambodia. Thesis, Bachelor of Letters in Sociology, Deakin University.

Bergner, Daniel, and Dan Bergner. (2000). God of the Rodeo: The Search for Hope, Faith, and a Six-Second Ride in Louisiana’s Angola Prison. Crown Pub.

Brown, Sheila. (1998). Understanding Youth and Crime: Listening to Youth?. Open University Press (Includes. Youth and Crime: Beyond the boy zone).

Brunson, R. K., and J. Miller. (2006). Gender, Race, and Urban Policing: The Experience of African American Youths. Gender Society, 20(4): 531-552.

Campbell, Bea. (1993). Goliath. London: Methuen.

Cavender, G. (1999). Detecting masculinity. In J. Ferrell and N. Websdale (eds.) Making Trouble: Cultural Constructions of Crime, Deviance, and Control, pp. 157-175. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine De Grangler.

Cohen, J. W., and P. J. Harvey. (2006). Misconceptions of Gender: Sex, Masculinity, and the Measurement of Crime. Journal of Men’s Studies, 14(2).

Collier, Richard. (1993). Masculinity, Law and Family. London: Routledge.

Collier, Richard. (2003). Reflections on the Relationship Between Law and Masculinities: Rethinking the ‘man question’ in Legal Studies. Current Legal Problems, Vol. 56.

Collins, Jock, Greg Noble, Scott Poynting, and Paul Tabar. (2000). Kebabs, kids, cops and crime: Youth, ethnicity and crime. Sydney: Pluto Press
Includes: Chapter 5, ‘Someone to fear’: Lebanese youth, gangs, masculinity and racism.

Contreras, R. (2009). Damn, Yo--Who’s That Girl?”: An Ethnographic Analysis of Masculinity in Drug Robberies. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 38(4): 465-492.

Cunneen, Chris, and Rob White. (1996). Masculinity and juvenile justice. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 29(1), March.

Cunneen, Chris. (1985). Working class boys and crime: Theorising the class/gender Mix. In Patton, Paul and Poole, Ross. (eds.). War/Masculinity. Sydney: Intervention Publications

Dawes, Glenn. (2002). Figure eights, spin outs and power slides: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and the culture of joyriding. Journal of Youth Studies. Volume 5, Number 2/June 01, pp. 195 – 208.

Day, K. (2006). Being feared: masculinity and race in public space. Environment and Planning A, 38(3): 569-586.

Dottolo, A. L. and A. J. Stewart (2008). “Don’t Ever Forget Now, You’re a Black Man in America”: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender In Encounters with the Police. Sex Roles, 59(5-6): 350.

Gadd, D., and T. Jefferson. (2007). On the Defensive: A Psychoanalytically-Informed Psychosocial Reading of the Jack Roller. Theoretical Criminology, 11: 443 – 67.

Gear, Sasha. (2005). Rules of engagement: Structuring sex and damage in men’s prisons and beyond. Culture, Health & Sexuality, Volume 7, Number 3, May, pp. 195-208.

Goodey, Jo. (1997). Boys don’t cry: Masculinities, fear of crime and fearlessness. British Journal of Criminology, 37(3), Summer

Griffin, Christine. (1993). Bad boys and invisible girls: Youth, crime and ‘delinquency’. Chapter 4 in Representations of Youth: The Study of Youth and Adolescence in Britain and America. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Groombridge, N. I. C. (1998). Masculinities and Crimes Against the Environment. Theoretical Criminology, 2(2): 249-267.

Hanna, F. (2005). Punishing Masculinity in Gay Asylum Claims. The Yale Law Journal, 114(4): 913.

Hayslett-McCall, K. L., and T. J. Bernard. (2002). Attachment, masculinity, and self-control: A theory of male crime rates. Theoretical Criminology, 6(1): 5-33.

Heinonen, Paula. (2011). Youth Gangs and Street Children: Culture, Nurture and Masculinity in Ethiopia. Berghahn Books.

Henderson, Jean. (1994). Masculinity and crime: The implications of a gender-conscious approach to working with young men involved in ‘joyriding’. Social Action, 2(2), pp. 19-26.

Holland, Sally, and Jonathan B. Scourfield. (2000). Managing marginalised masculinities: Men and probation. Journal of Gender Studies, 9(2), pp. 199-211, July.

Hughson, John. (1999). The boys in blue and the bad blue boys: A case study of interactive relations between the Police and ethnic youth in Western Sydney. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 34(2), May

Hunt, GP. Laidler KJ. (2001). Alcohol and violence in the lives of gang members. Alcohol Health & Research World. 25(1):66-71.

Jefferson, T. (2002). Subordinating hegemonic masculinity. Theoretical Criminology, 6(1): 63-88.

Jefferson, Tony. (1994). Crime, criminology, masculinity and young men. In Coote, Anna. (ed.). Families, Children and Crime. London: Institute for Public Policy Research.

Jenkins, Jan. (1994). Men, Masculinity and Offending. ILPS and London Action Trust, October.

Karp, David R. (2010). Unlocking men, unmasking masculinities: doing men’s work in prison. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 18(1).

Kersten, Joachim. (1993). Crime and masculinities in Australia, Germany and Japan. International Sociology, 8(4), December.

Kipnis, Aaron. (1999). Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors Can Help ‘Bad Boys’ Become Good Men. Jossey Bass Publishers

Laub, John H., and Robert J. Sampson. (2006). Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70. Harvard University Press.

Leigh, Andrew. (1996). Youth and street racing. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, v.7 no.3 Mar: (388)-393.

Levit, Nancy. (1996). Feminism for Men: Legal Ideology and the Construction of Maleness. UCLA Law Review, 43(4).

May, D. C., N. E. Rader, et al. (2010). A Gendered Assessment of the Threat of Victimization: Examining Gender Differences in Fear of Crime, Perceived Risk, Avoidance, and Defensive Behaviors. Criminal Justice Review 35(2): 159-182.

Miller, Jerome G. (1996). Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mullins, C. W. (2006). Holding Your Square: Masculinities, Streetlife and Violence. Devon, UK: Willan.

O’Connor, Christopher, and Katharine Kelly. (2006). Auto theft and Youth Culture: A Nexus of Masculinities, Femininities and Car Culture. Journal of Youth Studies, Volume 9 Number 3, July.

O’Donnell, Mike, and Sue Sharpe. (2000). Culture, leisure and crime. Chapter 5 in Uncertain Masculinities: Youth, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Britain. London & New York: Routledge

Ogilvie, Emma. (1996). Masculine obsessions: An examination of criminology, criminality and gender. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 29(3), December.

Plummer, D. (2005). Crimes against Manhood: Homophobia as a Penalty for Betraying Hegemonic Masculinity. In G. Hawkes and J. Scott, eds, Perspectives in Human Sexuality. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Plummer, D., and S. Geofroy. (2010). When bad is cool: violence and crime as rites of passage to manhood. Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, 4 (http: //www2.sta.uwi.edu/crgs/february2010/journals/PlummerGeofory.pdf).

Poynting, Noble, Tabar and Collins. (2004). Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminalising the Arab Other. Sydney: Institute of Criminology.

Quintero, G.A., and A.L. Estrada. (1998). Cultural models of masculinity and drug use: “machismo,” heroin, and street survival on the U. S.–Mexico border. Contemporary Drug Problems, 25(1): 147.

Quintero, G.A., and A.L. Estrada. (1998). Machismo, drugs and street survival in a US-Mexico border community. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Volume 26 Issue 1, May, pp. 3-10.

Robertson, S. (2001). Separating the men from the boys: Masculinity, psychosexual development, and sex crime in the United States, 1930s-1960s. Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences. 56(1):3-35, Jan.

Ruxton, Sandy. (1996). Boys won’t be boys: Tackling the roots of male delinquency. In Lloyd, Trefor and Wood, Tristan. (eds.). What Next for Men?. London: Working With Men.

Sabo, Donald F., and David F. Gordon. (eds.). (1995). Men’s Health and Illness: Gender, Power and the Body. London: Sage

Schwartz, M.D. (1996). Study of masculinities and crime. Criminologist, Volume 21 Issue 1, January-February, pp. 1, 4-5.

Shear, Keith. (1996). ‘Not welfare or uplift work’: White women, masculinity and policing in South Africa. Gender and History, 8(3).

Sheldon, Sally. (1999). ReConceiving masculinity: Imagining men’s reproductive bodies in law. Journal of Law and Society, 26(2), pp. 129-149.

Sloggett, J. (1995). Police, Masculinity and the Media: Manly Men Doing Manly Things. Unpublished Manuscript (Honours thesis), Dept. of Sociology and Social Anthropology. University of Western Sydney - Macarthur.

Snider, Laureen. (1998). Towards safer societies: Punishment, masculinities and violence against women. British Journal of Criminology, 38(1), pp. 1-39.

Stanko, Elizabeth A. (ed). (1994). Perspectives on Violence. London: Quartet (includes 3 chapters on prisons).

Stephenson, June. (1995). Men Are Not Cost-Effective: Male Crime in America. New York: HarperCollins (1st Published 1991, Diemer Smith Publ.)

Sunley, R. (1996). Criminal Justice and the Crisis of Masculinity. University of Leicester: Centre for the Study of Public Order, Studies in Crime, Order and Policing Occasional Paper, No. 10.

Tomsen, S. (ed.). (2008). Crime, Criminal Justice and Masculinities: A Reader. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press.
Introduction;
Part I Theoretical Perspectives: Daubing the drudges of fury: men, violence, and the piety of the ‘hegemonic masculinity’ thesis, Steve Hall;
Subordinating hegemonic masculinity, Tony Jefferson;
On hegemonic masculinity and violence: response to Jefferson and Hall, R.W. Connell;
Making bodies matter: adolescent masculinities, the body and varieties of violence, James W. Messerschmidt;
After Dunblane: crime, corporeality and the (hetero-)sexing of the bodies of men, Richard Collier. Part II The Spectrum of Masculine Crime: Culture, masculinities and violence against women, Joachim Kersten;
Assault on men: masculinity and male victimization, Elizabeth A. Stanko and Kathy Hobdell;
Enacting masculinity: anti-gay violence and group rape as participatory theater, Karen Franklin;
Situational construction of masculinity among male street thieves, Heith Copes and Andy Hochstetler;
Managing to kill: masculinities and the space shuttle Challenger explosion, James W. Messerschmidt;
Criminal careers, desistance and subjectivity: interpreting men’s narratives of change, David Gadd and Stephen Farrell. Part III Cultural and Ethnographic Analyses: Masculinity and heroism in the Hollywood ‘blockbuster’: the culture industry and contemporary images of crime and law, Richard Sparkes;
In search of the high life: drugs, crime, masculinities and consumption, Mike Collison;
In search of masculinity: violence, respect and sexuality among Puerto Rican crack dealers in East Harlem, Philippe Bourgois;
‘Boozers and bouncers’: masculine conflict, disengagement and the contemporary governance of drinking-related violence and disorder, Stephen Tomsen;
Hard men, shop boys and others: embodying competence in a masculinist occupation, Lee F. Monaghan;
‘Ducktails, flick-knives and pugnacity’: subcultural and hegemonic masculinities in South Africa, 1948–1960, Katie Mooney. Part IV Criminal Justice Settings: ‘There oughtta be a law against bitches’: masculinity lessons in police academy training, Anastasia Prokos and Irene Padavic;
Men behind bars: ‘doing’ masculinity as an adaptation to imprisonment, Yvonne Jewkes;
Snakes and ladders: upper-middle class male offenders talk about economic crime, Sara Willott, Christine Griffin and Mark Torrance;
Managing marginalised masculinities: men and probation, Sally Holland and Jonathan B. Scourfield;
Towards safer societies: punishment, masculinities and violence against women, Laureen Snider;

Tomsen, Stephen. (1996). Ruling men? Some comments on masculinity and juvenile justice. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 29.

Tomsen, Stephen. (1997). A top night: Social protest, masculinity and the culture of drinking violence. British Journal of Criminology, 37(1), Winter

Voisin, D. R., L. F. Salazar, R. Crosby, R. J. DiClemente, W. L. Yarber, and M. Staples-Horne. (2004). The association between gang involvement and sexual behaviours among detained adolescent males. Sex Transm Infect, 80(6): 440-442.

Walker, Linley, Dianne Butland, and Robert Connell. (2000). Boys on the Road: Masculinities, Car Culture, and Road Safety. Journal of Men’s Studies, 8(2), Winter.

Walker, Linley. (1998). Chivalrous masculinity among juvenile offenders in Western Sydney: a new perspective on young working class men and crime. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, v.9 no.3, Mar: (279)-293

Warner, K. (2004). Gang rape in Sydney: crime, the media, politics, race and sentencing. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 37(3): 344-361.

Weatherspoon, Floyd D. (1998). African-American Males and the Law: Cases and Material.

Weenink, D. (2015, March). Contesting Dominance and Performing Badness: A MicroSociological Analysis of the Forms, Situational Asymmetry, and Severity of Street Violence. In Sociological Forum (Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 83-102).

Winlow, Simon. (2001). Badfellas: Crime, Tradition and New Masculinities. Oxford; New York: Berg.
Introduction.
1. History, Modernity and Masculinities.
2. And Then the World Changed: Social Change and Changing Gender Roles in the Contemporary North East.
3. Bouncing as a Contemporary Urban Career: Post-modernity, De-industrialization, Masculinity and Cultural Adaptation.

XY: Men, Sex, Politics. (1997). Special feature: Men and the Law, 7(2), Spring.