Outline and assess the sociological explanations for gender differences in patterns of crime (B grade)

Hello all. This essay only got marked as a B grade unfortunately, but hopefully some of the studies etc will still be useful :)

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Outline and assess the sociological explanations for gender differences in patterns of crime.

The official crime statistics show that women commit less crime than men. Men are
convicted of 80% of serious crimes, and women only make up about 5.7% of the prison
population. There is also a difference in…

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ideas to crime, and argues that `normative' masculinity refers to the socially approved idea
of what a `real male' is. He argues that in order to accomplish it, males must work hard, and
have access to power and resources. If they cannot access these, they may resort to crime
in…

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