Gender and Crime

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  • Created on: 22-11-15 16:54

Stereotypical Male Crimes:

  • Murder
  • Stabbings
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Mugging

Stereotypical Female Crimes:

  • Prostitution
  • Shoplifting
  • Fraud

In 1960, Women Committed 5% of total crime. 

In 2010, Women Committed 20% of total crime.

Why are Crime Rates for Men a lot Higher than Crime Rates for Women?

Gender Role Socialisation:

Primary Socialisation teaches boys and girls to have different rules and expectations (e.g. boys are more active and tough and girls are more protective and able to deal with their emotions.)

Less Crime Opportunites:

Females have fewer chances to commit a crime as their role as mothers means they have more responsibility and less…

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