Institute for History, Leiden University (Web)
Proposals not later than 01.07.2015
Historians and criminologists have often assumed that gender differences in recorded crime were static over time and that women were in general less likely to commit crime than men. The starting point of this conference is that there exists discontinuity rather than continuity in the participation of men and women in criminality. Given the evidence of high female crime rates in the past, there is a need for a long-term and comparative historical approach to crime and gender. This conference aims at developing comparative historical studies that will help explaining gender differences in crime in various settings, within and beyond Europe.
The conference aims to receive papers on the following subjects: … read more and source (Web)