Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: November 23, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412959193 | Print ISBN: 9781412959186 | Online ISBN: 9781412959193| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Simpson, Sally S.: Gender, Class, and Crime
Robert D. Hanser
Sally S. Simpson is well known for her research and contributions related to intersections between gender, class, race, and crime. Throughout her research, Simpson's examination of gender and crime is juxtaposed against the effects of race, ethnicity, and social class of both the offender and the victim. Further, Simpson provides quantitative research on these intersections, something that is not common in much of the mainstream literature. Most other research on this topic has been qualitative in nature. Although these qualitative approaches have added to the discipline's understanding of such intersections, particularly in regard to showing how race and class influence perceptions of structure and opportunities for crime, qualitative approaches alone leave many questions unanswered. Though Simpson has written many pieces on feminist criminology and is well-versed on women and criminal behavior, it is apparent that her research is multifaceted when examining the female offender. Feminist criminologists have often utilized qualitative ...