Christine Boyle

Document Type

Special Issue Article


Professor Boyle analyses criminal law scholarship from a feminist perspective in order to illustrate the invisible polemics of existing research. Generally, the feminist point of view is marginalized, while legal writing that is male in language and coverage abounds. If the protection of tenure was given to authors (such as feminists) who voice new or unpopular ideas, rather than to those whose positions are guaranteed by main stream writing, broader policy options would emerge and criminal law theory in general would benefit.