PhD Candidate Rebecca Lennox Publishes “Doing Crime Prevention, Doing Gender” in the British Journal of Criminology

September 30, 2022 by Shreeya Lamba

Congratulations to Rebecca Lennox for her new peer-reviewed article titled “Doing Crime Prevention, Doing Gender: Canadian Women’s Responses to Police-Produced Gendered Crime-Prevention Messaging,” published in The British Journal of Criminology

In the article, Lennox uses in-depth interviews and focus group conversations with cisgendered women of diverse racial backgrounds to explore how women respond to various forms of gendered safety messaging produced by Canadian police forces. She identifies the racial and social class-based patterns of women’s orientations to police messaging and makes a case for recognizing women’s public crime-prevention strategies as tools for the successful achievement of femininity. 

Lennox is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research is supported by SSHRC, the School of Cities, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and Connaught PhDs for Public Impact programs. The focus of her doctoral research is on institutionalized gendered safety logics, cis and trans women’s presentations of self, and the performance of femininity.