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Feminist Criminologist 

A Voice for Women Incarcerated: 

Understanding Their Pathways to Criminality

Prison Chronicles
Prison Chronicles
About Me

Kathryn M. Whiteley Ph.D.

Australian-born and educated criminologist, I received my Ph.D. from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane Australia. My research focuses on women who perpetrate violence, in particular, women who kill. 

My research differs from much of the criminological research pertaining to violent offending. I do not focus on the crime and motive of offending, but rather explore the larger lives of women who violently offend. My contention is research that limits itself to crime and motive or analyzing only crime statistics, yields an incomplete understanding of the phenomenon of killing by a woman. Women who kill are “more than their crime.”

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