An Introduction to Female Crime and Delinquency: Portugal in the World

  • Sílvia Gomes
  • Vera Duarte


Multidisciplinary research in the area of female crime and delinquency has increasingly focused on transgressive girls and women. Despite this, discussions on the link between gender and crime or delinquency still have a long way to go. In order to explore critically and reflectively the interdisciplinary views on this link, favouring a gender-sensitive reading, we proposed this book. Through the exploration of girls’ and women’s relationships with delinquency and crime, as well as with the justice system, our goal is to highlight the heterogeneity of girls’ and women’s experiences, while debating convergences and divergences between them. While obviously not ignoring international studies on the phenomena, the discussion produced here is focused on the Portuguese context, giving visibility to other geographies in scientific investigation.


Female crime Female delinquency Gender Portugal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sílvia Gomes
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vera Duarte
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CICS.NOVA Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Universitário da Maia (ISMAI)MaiaPortugal

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