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  • Examine some the reasons why females may be less likely than males to commit crime {21}
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      • Nature of crime
        • Petty Crime
        • Undiscovered crime
    • The chivalry thesis
      • Polak
      • Early socialisation
      • For
        • 2.33 more likely to receive caution
        • Hood - 3000- one third less likely to be jailed
      • Against
        • Farrington and Morris - they are treated equally
        • Buckle & Farrington - Shoplifitng
    • 3. Feminism & bias against women
      • Heidonsohn - sexual activity
      • Walkgate- Rape victims
    • 4. Other ideas
      • Carlen's class and gender deals
        • Class deal - decent standard of living
        • Gender deal - material and emotional rewards of family life
      • Liberation thesis
        • liberated from patriarchy and then crime will become more equal
      • F - Parson's sex role theory
        • Cohen's role of absent males
        • Nuclear family
      • Heidensohn
        • Patriarchal society reduces amount of crime allowed
        • Home, public and work
    • 7. Messerschmidt, masculinity is an accomplishment
  • Stats
    • 4 out of 5 convicted offenders are male
      • Underestimated figures due to less reported or less prosecuted
      • Introduction

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