The Liberation Thesis

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  • The Liberation Thesis- Adler (1975)
    • What is it?
      • Argues that as women become liberated from patriarchy, their offending will become similar to mens
    • Points
      • Adler argues that patriarchal controls and discrimination have lessened and opportunities have become more equal
      • As a result, women have become to adopt traditional male roles in both legitimate (work) and illegitimate spheres (crime), and their rate of offending has risen
      • Women no longer just commit traditional female crimes (eg, shoplifting, prostitution). There are more women in senior positions at work and this gives them the opportunity to commit serious white-collar crimes


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