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Assess the value of `chivalry thesis' in understanding gender differences in
crime (21 marks)


The chivalry thesis has attempted to explain why gender differences occur in crime, but to
what extent, is the question that will be answered within this essay. This will be done by
also assessing the value…

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Assess the value of `chivalry thesis' in understanding gender differences in
crime (21 marks)


and home with material and emotional support from a male breadwinner. Most women
accept and achieve these deals and the rewards and security arising from them, and
therefore conform. However, the rewards arising from the class…

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Assess the value of `chivalry thesis' in understanding gender differences in
crime (21 marks)


Descombe (2001) found, there is much more of a masculinised `laddette' culture, where
young women are adopting behaviour traditionally associated with young men, as they
assert their identity through binge drinking, gang culture, risk-taking, being hard…

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