Criminology - Akers


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  • Akers, 1994
    • focus on patriarchy
      • patriarchal dominance in the form of date rape, marital rape, domestic violence
    • mens power over women
    • male dominance in society and impact on women
    • gender is a social construction
    • crime is a manifestation that helps reproduce sexual stratification in society
      • view of economic destitution
    • leads women to powerless types of crime such as prositution and fraud with little rewards
    • social learning and differential reinforcement theories
      • behavioural reinforcement
      • deviant peers = deviant people
      • reap awards and avoid punishment
      • make choices/free will - analyse the pros and cons before committing crime
        • links to classicism


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