Otto Pollak - Crime & Deviance - Gender (women) - A2 Sociology

Otto Pollack (1950) argues that official statistics on gender and crime are extremely misleading, and do not account for the true extent of female criminality. He proposes a number of crimes that females are more likely to commit than men. He suggests that nearly all shoplifting offences and criminal abortions are carried out by women, suggesting that such crimes are not reported in official statistics because they are less likely to come to the attention of the authorities. He also argued that many unreported crimes were carried


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