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GENDER ISSUES AND OFFENDING


Sociology has focused previously more on males than on females, COMPARING
non-offending males to offending males but NOT explaining why males are more
likely to commit crime in the first place

THE ISSUE OF WOMEN & CRIME:
Frances Heidensohn (1989) ­ male dominance of the subject!…

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LIBERATIONIST PERSPECTIVE.

Denscombe (2001): changing females roles mean that females are AS LIKELY as men
to engage in risk-taking behaviour! Studied 15-16-year olds in the East Midlands,
used in-depth interviews and focus groups, found that girls had somewhat male
attitudes (wanted to look hard, be in control etc). LENDS SUPPORT…

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boredom and is pleasurable, whilst giving the offender a sense of BEING SOMEONE.

Lyng (1990): young males seek pleasure through risk-taking, which can be seen as
EDGEWORK (there are thrills to be gained from acting in ways that live on the edge
of security and danger).

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