chapter  14
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Destroying women: sexual murder and feminism

ByAnette Ballinger

Anette Ballinger is a lecturer in Criminology at Keele University. She is the author of the award-winning book Dead Woman Walking: Executed Women in England & Wales 1900-1955 (Ashgate: 2000) (Hart Socio-Legal Prize 2001), and has written several book chapters and journal articles on the subject of gender and punishment in modern history. More recently her research interests have also included contemporary issues – particularly in relation to state responses to violence against women. She is currently working on a book entitled Capitalising on Punishment: Gender, Truth and State Power, to be published by Ashgate.