9 Gender Patterns in Crime

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9 Gender Patterns in Crime
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2013-06-12 18:20:01
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  1. The areas of study
    1?
    2?
    3?
    4?
    • 1. Stats
    • 2. Do women commit more crime?
    • 3. Chivalry Thesis
    • 4. Bias against women
  2. Stats
    3 points
    • 1. 4/5 crimes are male
    • 2. Women are more likely to make property offences, men suxual offences
    • 3. Men are more likely to be repeat offenders
  3. Do women commit more crime?
    2 points
    • 1. Female crime is less likely to be reported
    • 2. less likely to be prosecuted
  4. Chivalry Thesis
    1.who? what?
    2. Who? what?
    • 1. Pollak - cjs more lenient towards women
    • 2. Flood-page at al - women are more likely to be cautioned
  5. Evidence against Chivalry Thesis
    1. who? stats
    2. Who? stats
    3. who? what?
    • 1. Farrington and Morris - 408 offences - women equally treated
    • 2. Farrington and Buckle - Shoplifting study - male theft twice as high but female prosecution equal
    • 3. Box- more likely to show remorse
  6. Bias against Women
    1. Who? What?
    2. Who? what?
    3. Who? Quote?
    • 1. Heidensohn - double standards, premature sexual activity
    • perceptions of female offenders is based on stereotypical roles
    • 2. Pat Carlen - women jailed on courts assessment of them as wives, mothers and daughters
    • Criminal Justice system is patriarchal
    • 3. Judge Wild 'when a woman says no, she does not always mean no... if she doesn't want it, all she has to do is keep her legs shut.'

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