Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders: Interrogating Gender Violence, Sex Work, and Justice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/605022
Title:
Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders: Interrogating Gender Violence, Sex Work, and Justice
Authors:
Wattis, L. (Louise)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Social Futures Institute
Citation:
Wattis, L. (2015) 'Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders: Interrogating Gender Violence, Sex Work, and Justice' Feminist Criminology; Published online: 18 Sep 2015
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Feminist Criminology; Published online: 18 Sep 2015
Issue Date:
8-Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/605022
DOI:
10.1177/1557085115602960
Additional Links:
http://fcx.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1557085115602960
Abstract:
Between 1975 and 1980, 13 women, 7 of whom were sex workers, were murdered in the North of England. Aside from the femicide itself, the case was infamous for police failings, misogyny, and victim blaming. The article begins with a discussion of the serial murder of women as a gendered structural phenomenon within the wider context of violence, gender, and arbitrary justice. In support of this, the article revisits the above case to interrogate police reform in England and Wales in the wake of the murders, arguing that despite procedural reform, gendered cultural practices continue to shape justice outcomes for victims of gender violence. In addition, changes to prostitution policy are assessed to highlight how the historical and ongoing Othering and criminalization of street sex workers perpetuates the victimization of this marginalized group of women.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1557-0851; 1557-086X
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1557-0851/ [Accessed: 11/04/2016]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWattis, L. (Louise)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-11T14:19:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-11T14:19:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-08en
dc.identifier.issn1557-0851en
dc.identifier.issn1557-086Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1557085115602960en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/605022en
dc.description.abstractBetween 1975 and 1980, 13 women, 7 of whom were sex workers, were murdered in the North of England. Aside from the femicide itself, the case was infamous for police failings, misogyny, and victim blaming. The article begins with a discussion of the serial murder of women as a gendered structural phenomenon within the wider context of violence, gender, and arbitrary justice. In support of this, the article revisits the above case to interrogate police reform in England and Wales in the wake of the murders, arguing that despite procedural reform, gendered cultural practices continue to shape justice outcomes for victims of gender violence. In addition, changes to prostitution policy are assessed to highlight how the historical and ongoing Othering and criminalization of street sex workers perpetuates the victimization of this marginalized group of women.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://fcx.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1557085115602960en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1557-0851/ [Accessed: 11/04/2016]en
dc.titleRevisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders: Interrogating Gender Violence, Sex Work, and Justiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Social Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalFeminist Criminology; Published online: 18 Sep 2015en
or.citation.harvardWattis, L. (2015) 'Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders: Interrogating Gender Violence, Sex Work, and Justice' Feminist Criminology; Published online: 18 Sep 2015en
dc.eprint.versionPost-print-
dc.embargoNoneen
dc.date.accepted2015-07-21en
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