9 Gender Patterns in Crime
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The areas of study
- 1. Stats
- 2. Do women commit more crime?
- 3. Chivalry Thesis
- 4. Bias against women
- 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
Do women commit more crime?
- 1. Female crime is less likely to be reported
- 2. less likely to be prosecuted
2. Who? what?
- 1. Pollak - cjs more lenient towards women
- 2. Flood-page at al - women are more likely to be cautioned
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
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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