female crime

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  • Created on: 10-01-18 21:53
what % of uk prison pop is female?
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why do women commit less crime then men?
socialisation processes - Siegel and Senna- 2000- western cultures force genders into specific roles - females are supposed to be female and gentle and males are supposed to be masculine and aggressive
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what are the most common female crimes?
theft, driving under influence, drug addicts
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how are women more aggressive
some aggression is more prevalent in females, covert aggression like bullying and teasing and social media bullying is more prevelant
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What type of violence is more prevalent in women?
women are more likely to commit relational crimes whereas men are more likely to commit stranger violence
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outline the women liberation theory
after liberation, Adler 1975- their confidence and self esteem rose and they strived for equality, committing more masculine crimes, Giordano- delinquent girls more likely to agree with 'if men can do it why can't i?'
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What is the social control theory?
Hirshi 2002- we all have criminal urges, the stronger our bond to society, the less likely we are to commit them
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what were the findings for gender differences in SCT?
marital attach influences females criminality, however not mens- lack of parental attachment was a much higher risk factor for women than men
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how does slt affect female crime?
Burgess+akers 1966- less female criminal role models so less people to learn from- leads to less time
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outline the general strain theory
stress/strain causes negative emotions which can lead to violence- Broidy+Agnew 1997- diff gender responses to strain- men=agg, femles= depression
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what were the findings from the general strain theory test?
Hay 2003- family strain q, delinquency q, anger/guilt q- found family strain made both genders just as angry but women exhibited much more guilt - family strain and anger had a much more profound effect on men
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what were Brennens 2012 pathways to offending?
normal functioning drug/property, battered women pathway, poor marginalised antisocial, antisocial aggression
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what is the drug+battered women pathways?
1) got trapped into criminality by adolescent drug addiction and parental issues, 2) led chaotic lives, severe sexual and physical abuse, meant health, psyche worn till they break
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what are the poor marginalised AS + AS ago pathways?
1) poor background, violent subculture, low education, high family crimes 4) lifelong sexual/physical abuse, very chaotic lives, drugs, homelessness, unsupporting families
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what are the developmental trajectories for women?
early onset- early delinquency, harsh parenting or hyperactivity young>violence and drug use at adolescence. 2) adolescent limited- influence of delinquent peers, desire for status coupled with poor parental supervision. 3) adolescent delayed onset-
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starts in adolescence and continues to adulthood
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what is done for imprisoned mothers?
if they are a mother or have a baby in prison, they are allowed to keep the baby until it is 18 months of age
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Explain the damsel of death- Aileen Wuornos's case study
violent parents, dad arrested then sent to the army-***** 7 yo girl and committed suicide, single mother left the kids, glad adopted and abused, had sex with brother, temper tantrums from young, became a prozzy, got ***** and pregnant at 14,
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became drug addict, gave baby for adoption, Gmom died and gdad disowned, lived on streets as prosy, brother died, attempted suicide, met tyria moore
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