Part 1 Media representation of gender and crime: a genealogy of women's madness - a gallery of portraits, S. Frigon; passion, marriage and murder - analyzing the press discourse, M. Wykes; sex crime in the news revisited, K. Soothill. Part 2 Men, masculinity and crime: men, violence and masculinity's, J. Beynon and R. Thurston; a father's "normal" love - changing discourses of paternal masculinity in law and criminology, R. Collier; an overview of community-based intervention programmes for men who are violent or abusive in the home, R. Frances. Part 3 Criminal women and violence: women offenders in the criminal justice system - making explanations, B. Naylor; confronting violence by women, M. Shaw; in the name of love - women and initiation to illicit drugs, L. Maher; child-killing by parents - social, legal and gender issues, A. Wilczynski. Part 4 Victims and gender: men and women talking about being the victims of violence, J. Owen; target women? - women's victimization and white collar crime, H. Croall; fear of crime, children and gendered socialization, J.S. Goodey; child sexual abuse and age of consent laws - a response to some liberation argument for "sexual liberty", A.M. Liddle; the modelling of threat incidence - evidence from the British crime survey, A. Tseloni; a victim-oriented criminal justice system, S. Walklate and R.I. Mawby. Part 5 Criminal justice responses to violence against women: preliminary findings on the role of the police in combating domestic violence, S. Wright; evaluating programmes for violent men - can violent men change?, R.E. Dobash, R.P. Dobash, R. Lewis and K. Cavanagh.