Professor of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Global forces play a large role in the cause of women’s offending and victimization.
- There is a significant need for monitoring and evaluating policies and programs concerning women, crime and justice, both in the developed and the developing world.
- The intersection between local and global activism on women-and-crime issues needs to have additional examination.
- Global research on women, crime and justice overlooks and undertheorizes national and subnational differences among women.
In the article, “Women, Crime and Criminal Justice. An Inquiry,” Barbaret examines the global forces that shape women and crime. Barbaret reviews existing theories, literature and international law to understand the challenges faced by women in justice professions. In doing so, Barbaret explores women, crime and criminal justice from an “international lens” in order to encourage the need for globally diverse perspectives. Barbaret explains the areas of women and justice in which a global perspective is lacking and offers recommendations for specific topics that would benefit from additional examination.