Part I: History, Narrative, and the Social Construction of Women Who Kill.
1. Women in Greek Mythology: Medea and Her Sisters.
2. The Anatomy of Difference: On the Status of Women in Ancient Greece and Rome.
3. Virgin, Whore, Witch: Images of Medieval and Renaissance Women.
4. A Punishment to Fit Her Crime: From Settlement to Antebellum Era.
5. A Proper Lady: Victorian Women.
6. Modern Life and Primitive Woman: Women in the Early 20th Century.
7. Domestic Tranquility? Women in the Post-World War II Era.
8. Contemporary Images of Women.
Part II: Constructing the Women Who Kill in Popular Culture.
9. Women and Murder in True Crime.
10. Women and Homicide in Literature, Music, and Films.
11. Of Women, Sexuality, and Murder: Concluding Thoughts.
Appendix A: Suggested Reading and Viewing Lists.
Appendix B: Great Women in Criminology/Criminal Justice.
Appendix C: Survey Responses of Women Professionals/Practitioners.