How gender, Ethnicity and class influences crime

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    • 80% of crime in the UK is committed by me
    • SOCIAL CONTROL: Parsons- argues girls are socialised with non violent values, Girls use their mothers are role models and therefore copy them
    • Deprivation- A background of poverty meaning they are likely to commit crime.
    • Police racism- Ethnic minorities are more likely to be stopped especially after 1970's mugging (Hall). Home office statistics say 7/10 stopped are ethnic minorities = institutionally racist
    • STATUS FRUSTRATION: Cohen- when working class men can't act on their ambitions they act out. crime gives them status and attention
    • FOCAL CONCERNS: Miller- trouble, Traditional masculinity, smartness, excitement and fate


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