Female peak age of offending = 15. Male = 17. Different crimes for each gender.
Explanation 1: Socialisation. Roles they are socialised into may lead them into more or less crime. HEIDENSOHN: Women socialised into taking responsibilities for domestic tasks and staying at home more whereas men are aggressive & dominant.
Explanation 2: Parental control. BOX: Parents protect females more and have less opportunity for crime.
Explanation 3: Chivalry thesis. Courts and judges favour females. Treated more leniently. POLLACK: Women…